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DIY Tips to care for Marble countertops

Marble has fame for captivating everyone by its feminine charm and making everything look excessively sexy. In fact it is feminine and peppy looks, delicate and beautiful making weak hearted gushing with love. However as marble kitchen countertops are vulnerable to etchings and scars, be prepared to spend time for maintenance.

Keeping the following things handy and using these tips to maintain marble are smart ways for a great looking kitchen.

Household things

Marble kitchen countertops demand too much attention if you care for their looks. But if you think scars or scratches add to their personality, blemishes may not bother much. But maintaining marble need not cost you a fortune if you know how to use these household things.

  1. Hydrogen peroxide
  2. Baking soda
  3. Acetone
  4. Corn starch
  5. Soap
  6. Water

Oil-based stains on marble

Hydrogen peroxide for lighter marble

For removing oil stains from light-colored marble, pour hydrogen peroxide on the affected surface. Cover it with polythene and leave it overnight or for two days and clean.

Acetone for darker marble

Follow the same procedure mentioned for hydrogen peroxide, but use acetone instead.

Cornstarch

Sprinkle the cornstarch powder on the oil stain and keep it for twenty minutes. Remove the powder using wooden spoon to avoid scratching. Repeat the procedure if the stain still remains.

Water-based stains on marble

Baking soda poultice

Beetroot and fruit juices are water-based stains, which you can remove by applying poultice of baking soda and alcohol on the affected surface. Leave it overnight and remove the powder using wooden spoon. If there is still some stain left, repeat the procedure.