Antique Marble Vanity Stain
I have an antique wash stand with a gray marble top has stains from over the years, how to clean?
It depends what kind of "stains" you have and as you've probably discovered, you can't just spray on a cleaner and scrub.
If you have spots that are darker
than the marble, then something has absorbed into the marble. This is a true "stain."
However, if you have spots that are lighter
in color, maybe dull and/or rough.... like "glass-rings," then you have what's called "etching."
People are often mistaken about etch marks calling them "stains." But nothing is absorbed into the marble with etch marks. These are two completely different issues.
Obviously, you could have one or the other or both. The remedy is different for each and it also depends on whether the marble is honed or polished.
The solutions are simple enough that you can do them yourself and they are low-cost, but they do require a bit of a process.
You'll find a thorough explanation along with complete step-by-step instructions for removing/repairing each in our Marble Maintenance Manuals (click here for info)
Depending on the type of stains you have, you'll want either the Removing Stains
or Removing Etch Marks
manual. If you have both problems, then I'd suggest you get the Cleaning Marble Secrets
It would cost more, but it contains all the information in the "stains" and "etch mark" manuals plus everything else you'll want to know to properly protect, clean and maintain your marble.