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Pre-etching marble?

Posted by kam76 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 7, 13 at 14:18

Has anyone heard of this. I was talking to a gal at our local stone yard and she said they can pre-etch marble by rubbing a low grade acid over the entire surface. This way other acid etches are a lot less noticeable. I have never heard of this before have any of you?


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RE: Pre-etching marble?

I don't know anything about pre-etching (or living with marble for that matter), but I've wondered what it would be like to hasten etching with e.g. lemon juice. If new single etches look bad but over time increase and develop into a patina, why not bite the bullet and get it over with?


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RE: Pre-etching marble?

Try running an Internet search for:

Site:gardenweb.com marble etch

You'll find many threads which mention the possibility of pre-etching. I'll link one below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pre-etching marble discussion


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RE: Pre-etching marble?

Interesting discussion here.


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RE: Pre-etching marble?

Great cool guys thanks! I did a search but I must have used the wrong key words.


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RE: Pre-etching marble?

Isn't that what they call honed??


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RE: Pre-etching marble?

Hi Kam76,

I have the acid washed marble and love it. I have had it for almost a year now and haven't noticed any etches.Thanks to Marcolo for linking to my post about it. Hope that gives you some answers, but if you need any more info please don't hesitate to ask and if you are near northern Va and would like to see it, come on over. Good luck!


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