Friday, April 15, 2011

How to Get a Wine Stain Out of Marble Countertops

Marble is more porous than granite.  You need to clean up spills quickly to avoid staining, even when the countertops are sealed.
When something like red wine is spilled on the countertop, there is a pretty good chance it will stain.  The longer the spill sits there....the higher the odds of staining.
So, how do you get the stain out?

First try cleaning the marble with your usual stone cleaner, read what I recommend here.

If that doesn't work try this...
  • Wipe the stain with distilled water (the minerals in tap water may leave a residue).
  • Next soak some paper towels in hydrogen peroxide and then fold them up and cover the stain. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap to make a little "tent" and then tape the edges.  We are trying to "sweat" out the stain. 
  • After about 24 hours remove the plastic but keep the paper towels in place and let them dry out for the day. 
  • Rinse and dry.
If that doesn't work call a stone restoration company in your area.  They have poultices that can pull the stain out.

Keep in mind, you are getting the stain out.  The acids in the wine probably already etched the surface. 

This remedy will work on any type of natural stone, not just marble.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great information!
Thank you. I will be passing this along to a couple of clients.
Kaye Jacobsen
Jacobsen Interiors

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