Do you have stains on your marble tile or counter tops? Try this simple trick to get them out!
Marble was one of my must haves for my kitchen. When we went to pick out the finishes, the cost of putting in marble counter tops was going to be way beyond our budget so I had to come up with an alternative.
After crying over not getting my beloved marble counter tops and then hours of searching for an alternative, I finally compromised and decided to go with a marble back splash.
We were in our home no less than two weeks before something terrible had happened to the marble.
One morning I woke up and, as always, walked down to the kitchen for my morning cup of coffee when to my horror, I saw big spots on the back splash behind the cook top!
You see, the night before I had cooked some chicken on the cook top but thought I was very careful when I did…..I used a splatter screen and everything!
I took a pic with my phone and sent a frantic text to my hubby. We both immediately began researching ways to remove the grease stains. He had found some articles on cleaning products that people had recommended for the same reason so when he came home from work, he brought a back of products to try.
Most of the articles suggesting making a poultice with flour, water and the cleaner so we started with that and then moved on to other methods.
None of the products worked!!
Finally, I decided to just keep it simple. I had read the purpose of a poultice was to draw out the oil so I suggested we use a poultice without the cleaner. We mixed up one more batch and slathered it on all the spots and then left it overnight to let it dry completely.
The next morning, my job was to scrape the dried poultice from the back splash so I grabbed my handy dandy Pampered Chef scraper that came with my pizza stone and began scraping away the dried flour & water mixture. The result was amazing! My marble back splash had been restored to it’s new self again!
Once we got it all clean, we swore we’d go back and seal the marble tiles but here we are three years later and we still haven’t sealed it.
At least we know how to clean it now, right?
Here’s a step by step for you:
How to remove stains from marble
- Wipe down area well with a damp rag.
- Mix flour and water to a paste consistency.
- Cover stain(s) with poultice mixture.
- Let dry.
- Gently scrape away poultice with a plastic scraper or razor blade.
- Wipe down area with a damp rag.
- Seal your marble! (Do as I say, not as I do. LOL)