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  • Shortly after her on-site estimate, we were contracted to complete her marble floor stain removal and restore her floor to like new condition. The work was scheduled over 2 days about a week apart. On the first day, we applied a poultice with a bleaching additive. A week later when the poultice was dry, we returned to remove it and restore the floor.

    The ideal way to deal with a stain is to clean/blot it immediately. The longer it remains, the more difficult it becomes to remove stains from marble. But in case it is too late and the stain stays, there are some DIY marble stain removal techniques that you can try.

  • Oil Stains. These are typically darker in the center and they scatter out in a circular shape. Oil marble stains can be made by all sorts of greasy household substances and are perhaps the hardest of all marble stains to remove.

    Rust stains are probably the most difficult of marble stains to remove. However, in some cases rust stains can be removed with a marble poultice. The most effective solvent for rust stains are a liquid commercial rust remover. Be sure to buy a rust remover that is non-acidic, this is critical because an acidic rust remover will make the problem worse. To make the poultice view the poultice section below.

    Directions for use:

    The surface has to be completely dry and free from fat, wax, polish etc. Move plants and protect metal surfaces.

    Spray HG Marble and Natural Stone Stain Colour Remover onto the surface from a distance of 3-5 cm and leave to penetrate for 30 minutes before wiping off the surface with a sponge and water.

    Repeat the treatment in case of the deeper stains. Stains become more difficult to remove with age and may even become impossible.

    Furthermore surface damage can be caused by the acidic nature of wine, fruit juices, cola etc. if left for too long. Therefore spot marks should always be removed as quickly as possible.

    After treatment with HG Marble Stain Colour Remover remove spray attachment and rinse with water. Replace the cap securely.

    Attention: Avoid splashes on clothes and fabrics as HG Marble and Natural Stone Stain Colour Remover has a strong bleaching effect. Stains caused by fat, oil, grease etc. can be removed with HG Spot Stain Remover or HG Oil and Grease Absorber











  • Related products:
    1. HG Hagesan Spot Stain Remover (Ref: HG324)
    2. HG Hagesan Oil and Grease Stain Absorber (Ref: OILABSORB)
    Directions for use:

    The surface has to be completely dry and free from fat, wax, polish etc. Move plants and protect metal surfaces.

    Spray HG Marble and Natural Stone Stain Colour Remover onto the surface from a distance of 3-5 cm and leave to penetrate for 30 minutes before wiping off the surface with a sponge and water.

    Repeat the treatment in case of the deeper stains. Stains become more difficult to remove with age and may even become impossible.

    Furthermore surface damage can be caused by the acidic nature of wine, fruit juices, cola etc. if left for too long. Therefore spot marks should always be removed as quickly as possible.

    After treatment with HG Marble Stain Colour Remover remove spray attachment and rinse with water. Replace the cap securely.

    Attention: Avoid splashes on clothes and fabrics as HG Marble and Natural Stone Stain Colour Remover has a strong bleaching effect. Stains caused by fat, oil, grease etc. can be removed with HG Spot Stain Remover or HG Oil and Grease Absorber






    We bought a house with a marble shower that has rust stains from well water.

    What is the best way to clean them and can they be cleaned?? Marilyn

    Marble rust stain removal can be tricky. These are most likely rust stains, but I don't think it's from the well water.

    If the stains were from the water, then the shower would show staining throughout and it does not.

    What has probably occurred here has to do with the nature of many white marbles. White marble, particularly Carrara often contains iron deposits.

    If/when the marble is saturated with water, these iron deposits hidden inside the stone will oxidize. Then, as the water moves through the stone to the surface, it carries the rust with it resulting in yellow-brown-orange stains on the marble.

    This is not uncommon and seen mostly in floors after a flood or in areas the are constantly exposed to water like a shower.

    Looking at the picture you see a heavy stain on the small strip next to the shower door runner.

    If this stain was caused from the water, then the rust stain would extend down the entire side like a drip. But instead it stops at the seam, which is another indication this stain is due to internal oxidation of iron deposits and not from well water.

    If the grout seams are intact, this typically will occur. A little water may absorb into the marble during a shower, but it will quickly evaporate and unless an iron deposit is directly below the surface you won't see any rusty discoloration.

    However, when there are voids or cracks in the grout or caulk, then water can get beneath the tile where it will not evaporate quickly and can absorb into the stone. It travels through the stone to the surface oxidizing the iron along the way.

    So, first thing to do is inspect all grout seams and fix any voids or cracks. Then you can work on the rust stain removal.

    Marble stains are not removed by common methods since the stain is below the surface. Also, the method required depends on what stained the marble.

    However, you'll find detailed steps for cleaning marble stains of all sorts in the Removing Granite & Marble Stains e-book (see links above and below).

    Or simply use the Rust Stain Remover Product linked in the first question above.

    Unfortunately, rust stains tend to be stubborn. They be removed, but you'll likely have to repeat the process several times.

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We bought a house with a marble shower that has rust stains from well water.

What is the best way to clean them and can they be cleaned?? Marilyn

Marble rust stain removal can be tricky. These are most likely rust stains, but I don't think it's from the well water.

If the stains were from the water, then the shower would show staining throughout and it does not.

What has probably occurred here has to do with the nature of many white marbles. White marble, particularly Carrara often contains iron deposits.

If/when the marble is saturated with water, these iron deposits hidden inside the stone will oxidize. Then, as the water moves through the stone to the surface, it carries the rust with it resulting in yellow-brown-orange stains on the marble.

This is not uncommon and seen mostly in floors after a flood or in areas the are constantly exposed to water like a shower.

Looking at the picture you see a heavy stain on the small strip next to the shower door runner.

If this stain was caused from the water, then the rust stain would extend down the entire side like a drip. But instead it stops at the seam, which is another indication this stain is due to internal oxidation of iron deposits and not from well water.

If the grout seams are intact, this typically will occur. A little water may absorb into the marble during a shower, but it will quickly evaporate and unless an iron deposit is directly below the surface you won't see any rusty discoloration.

However, when there are voids or cracks in the grout or caulk, then water can get beneath the tile where it will not evaporate quickly and can absorb into the stone. It travels through the stone to the surface oxidizing the iron along the way.

So, first thing to do is inspect all grout seams and fix any voids or cracks. Then you can work on the rust stain removal.

Marble stains are not removed by common methods since the stain is below the surface. Also, the method required depends on what stained the marble.

However, you'll find detailed steps for cleaning marble stains of all sorts in the Removing Granite & Marble Stains e-book (see links above and below).

Or simply use the Rust Stain Remover Product linked in the first question above.

Unfortunately, rust stains tend to be stubborn. They be removed, but you'll likely have to repeat the process several times.