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How do you clean antique natural marble on a dresser?
Home Organizing & Cleaning / 9:42 PM - Thursday August 04, 2011

How do you clean antique natural marble on a dresser?

It is a slab top on a bureau we recently purchased - has dark sections

Update: August 05, 2011.
I will try that to make it shine - thank you. but do you know how to get the yellow and dark spots out?

- Asked by Female, 56-65

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I have a lot of old Marble slabs over my inherited handmade furniture from a GrandMother and I use Cornstarch..start off dry to go acrossed it then spray it damp..my Grand Mother taught me the remedy and it does make them shine..others have told me scrubbing bubbles or a professional marble cleaner..I have always used the corn starch..;.]

- Response by cjs1991, Female, 36-45, Teaching

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1. Use a funnel to fill a spray bottle with distilled water.

2. Spray the old marble surface lightly with the distilled water.

3. Sprinkle a thick layer of cornstarch on to the old marble surface.

4. Let the cornstarch sit for 24 hours.

5. Wipe off the cornstarch with a clean soft cloth into a trash bag.

6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 if stains remain on the old marble surface.

7. Mix in a small bowl 1 tsp. of mild dishwashing soap and lukewarm water.

8. Dip a clean soft cloth in the soap mixture. Wring out excess water.

9. Wipe the old marble surface with a damp cloth to remove any cornstarch and grease residue.

10. Dry the old marble surface with a dry soft cloth.

Sealing the Old Marble Surface

1. Pour 1 tbsp. of a marble pH sealer in a plastic container or small bowl.

2. Dip a clean cloth in the container of sealer.

3. Wipe the old marble surface with the sealer-soaked cloth. Apply the sealer evenly over the marble surface.

4. Let the marble pH sealer sit for 10 minutes.

5. Wipe the old marble surface with a dry cloth to remove excess sealer. The sealer will protect the old marble surface from spills and stains.

6. Reapply the marble pH sealer once a year for marble tables and non-flooring surfaces. For marble floors, apply the sealer every six months.




- Response by randyl, Female, 36-45, Los Angeles, Technical

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get in touch w/ someone who works with/sells marble and ask...

- Response by myming, Female, 46-55, Artist / Musician / Writer

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