Hold razor blade against surface at low angle--slide into glue
QUESTION: How do I remove glue from a marble table top?
A razor blade will take the glue off your marble table top. Buy a new, sharp one at your local hardware store--sometimes called "utility blades."
Hold the blade edge firmly and flat against the marble table top surface (see picture). Your main objective here is just to keep the entire blade edge in contact with the marble surface. This will allow the edge to get under the glue.
Gently push the blade (edge first) into the glue and you should see it lift off in front of or over the blade edge.
Do not scrape or pull the blade across the top... it is difficult to control if you do this. Just push/slide the blade across the surface into the glue and not down into the surface or glue.
Take your time. When you meet resistance... stop, clean the blade off and repeat the process until the glue is gone.
Hopefully the glue has not etched or dulled the surface. You would notice a difference in the "shine" compared to the rest of your countertop.
If this is the case you will most likely need to hire a professional to re-polish the area. Although in some cases a marble polish will work to restore the shine.
Just had this installed in kitchen w/bar area. When they installed the Corbels....with glue....there is now a dark stain where the glue...UNDER the marble bar, has seeped up. Will this fade, or do I need to do something?
Marble stains from glue seeping through the entire thickness of the marble slab to the top surface can be problematic.
Sometimes they will fade as the glue cures over a week or two. However, they can be permanent.
How to remove the glue left from the clear plastic(when it was installed) on the vanity top.
Let me be clear that man-made or "cultured" marble is a completely different product than natural stone and marble when it comes to care and maintenance. Our expertise is natural stone and not cultured marble, although I do answer questions to the best of my knowledge.
So, the best way to remove a glue is with acetone or alcohol. However, on cultured marble both of these could dull and/or damage the shiny protective gel coat if left on the surface too long.
You may want to try a regular 409 type cleaner first, which won't damage cultured countertops. But maybe you have and no go...
So, if you use the acetone, just get a rag wet with acetone and use it to remove the glue as quickly as possible. Then clean the area with soap to remove the solvent.
Once removed and cleaned you can go back over the cultured marble with "GelCoat", which is recommended to keep cultured marble shiny anyway.
I'd also call a couple cultured marble manufacturers to get their take though too and see if they have a better suggestion.
How to clean a marble floor that was covered with carpet and glue?
It will probably require a potent stripper like methylene chloride. I would HIGHLY recommend that you NOT do this yourself. Methylene chloride is nasty... heavy fumes, flammable and you'll have to be very careful to contain it and not get it on anything else that you may want to keep in good condition.
A product called "Aldon" makes a gel stripper that is more easily applied and controlled, but still nasty.
After all the glue is removed, you'll almost certainly have to have the floors refinished whether you want them honed or polished. Polished floors are a pain to maintain since foot traffic wears off the polish. A honed finish is much preferred for a floor.
So, the short answer... hire a marble floor professional to do the whole deal. Yes, it will be expensive, but you can't refinish the floors yourself and you'll wish you hadn't if you try to remove the glue yourself.
QUESTION: We recently installed marble for our countertop in our bathroom remodel. The store placed a sticker on the marble, and I can't get it off. I've been using mild dish soap and warm water with a dobie cleaning pad. Right now, you can't see the sticker, but it's still tacky. What can I use to get rid of the sticker residue? I don't want to seal it until I get the sticker off.
Wow! That's some sticky sticker!
A razor blade should do the trick and take the remaining residue off your marble countertop.
Buy a new one at your local hardware store so you know it is good and sharp.
Hold the blade at a low angle so that it is almost parallel (flat) with the marble countertop, but hold it so the sharp edge is firmly pressed against the surface. (Mainly you just want the entire blade edge to remain in contact with the marble surface, so no need for excessive force). This will allow the edge to get under the residue.
Gently push the blade (edge first) into the sticky residue and you should see it pile up in front of the blade edge.
Do not scrape or pull the blade across the top... it is difficult to control if you do this. You just want to slide the blade across the surface and not down into the surface/residue.
Take your time and make sure that the blade is easily sliding across the surface with each stroke. When you meet resistance... stop, pick the blade up, carefully clean it off and repeat the process until the mess is gone.
No need to be nervous. You have very little chance of harming the marble unless you get really clumsy and jab the blade into it.
Low angle.... firmly pressed.... gently slide.... no problem!
If after you have removed all the sticker and glue, and you notice a "spot" where the sticker was, but the surface is smooth and clean, then the glue has "etched" the surface.
If this is the case you will need to get your installer back out to re-polish the area.
We bought this new table set. It has a marble top, my husband was home when it was delivered. The problem is all around the edges on top of the table it feels like maybe glue or some hardness going around the top of the table on the outer edges.
Without a picture or more detailed description, I have no idea what the problem is.
To remove glue, use a razor blade at a low angle to remove the glue from the surface. Then, clean the rest of the residue with acetone.
If you'd like to include a picture (preferred) or more detailed description, feel free to ask again.