Marble Vanity Top Faucet Stain

by Michael
(Cleveland, Oh)

QUESTION:

Hi, I have a white marble vanity top in my bathroom and I am in the process of replacing the faucet.


I removed the old faucet and now have stains (some green, some just like a ghosted stain) where the faucet hardware used to sit.

I am looking for a way to remove the stains as the new faucet does not cover them up. Thanks, Michael

ANSWER:

Sounds like you have two problems: marble stains and etching.

The green stains are probably from the caulking or Plumber's Putty often used to seal the faucet to the marble countertop.

However, Plumber's Putty should not be used since it will stain stone.

100% silicone caulk should be used to seal a faucet.

Unfortunately stains cannot be removed by using any type of cleaning product. You have to follow a special process depending on the stain.

You'll find complete step-by-step instructions in the Removing Granite & Marble Stains ebook.

The "ghost stains" aren't actually "marble stains". These are etch marks from contact with an acidic substance like mouthwash, perfume, some soaps, etc. or even the caulk used.

For restoring etch marks ("ghost stains") on polished marble use the ETCH REMOVER / Marble Polishing product to restore the color and shine.

If the marble is honed, then the paste is not advised as it won't provide a honed finish.... it will make it shiny.

So, you should use the techniques in the Removing Etch Marks ebook.

If the green stains and ghost spots are in the same spot, remove the stains first then repair the etching.

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