Orange Juice Marble Stain
Help! My son spilled orange juice on the marble countertop surface, and it stained...what can I do??? Thank you!
Marble stains come in two varieties, however, only one is actually a true "stain". A true marble stain
happens when something (orange juice... or any colored or oily liquid) is absorbed into the marble creating a darker
A second type of stain that is not really a "stain" is called "etching." Etching
happens when an acidic substance (like orange juice... or many others including most household cleaners) corrodes the shiny surface layer leaving a dull and lighter
colored spot behind. Nothing is absorbed and nothing is on the marble countertop or floor tile. A third possibility
is that you have both a stain and an etch mark caused by the orange juice corroding the marble and then absorbing into the stone. And FYI...
Either a marble stain or etching (or both in the same spot) can occur with just about any type of juice.... grape juice, apple juice, lemon juice, lemonade, lime juice, tomato juice, etc... since most juices have a color and are also acidic.The remedies for each problem
(cleaning marble stains vs. repairing marble etch mark) are completely different. If you have a stain
, then you won't be able to clean it in traditional fashion... spray a cleaner on it, etc.
Comprehensive instructions for removing all types of granite and marble stains are provided in the Removing Stains Manual
.If you have an etch mark
, then using this ETCH REMOVER / Marble polishing product
will fix it and restore the shine and color. If you have both
, you'll need to remove the stain first, then restore the etch mark with the above recommended product. The good news
is that both procedures are simple and inexpensive. You can easily do this yourself and most likely will completely remove any marble stain or etch mark leaving your countertops looking brand new.