If you have marble countertops you probably love the way that they look in your home. One drawback to marble countertops is that they seem impossible to clean when they suffer spills. Here at Silver State Floor Restoration we want to make sure that you have some tips for how to get rid of permanent marker or nail polish stains off of your marble. The methods used for these different types of stains are very similar but you want to make sure that you use the right one for your stain.
How to Get Permanent Marker Off of Marble Countertops
If someone in your house gets permanent marker on your marble countertops or tile it can be hard to not stress out about it. Once you have taken a few deep breathes you will want to get started on cleaning the stain out of your marble. We have a few different options for you to try.
Acetone to Remove Permanent Marker from Marble Stone – For the first method you will want to get some acetone or rubbing alcohol and a non-abrasive nylon pad or brush. Many people freak out when we tell them to use acetone because they assume that it will harm their marble but we promise that it is okay. Take the acetone and put it on the stained spot of marble. Take the pad or brush and try to scrub the permanent marker stain out of the marble. If acetone does not work try using rubbing alcohol.
Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda Mixture to Get Permanent Market Off of Marble – The second method requires hydrogen peroxide, talc powder or baking soda, plastic wrap, and tape. Mix the hydrogen peroxide with talc powder or baking soda to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the permanent marker stain, cover it with plastic wrap, and tape down the edges. Let it sit for a day. After one day remove the plastic wrap but leave the poultice there. Leave the poultice on the marble for one or two days until it dries out. Once it is dry remove the poultice. If the marker stain is not gone repeat this process.
How to Get Nail Polish Off Marble Counter
If you have any adorable little girls in your house you are bound to end up with nail polish on your marble countertops at some point. The good news is that you can get it out. There are also two methods you can try for this. Before you start cleaning the stain you will want to wipe up as much nail polish as you can. Hopefully you caught the spill right away and can get most of it off right away.
Acetone to Remove Nail Polish Stain from Marble – Once you have cleaned up the excess nail polish put some acetone on a damp cloth. Rinse it with a damp cloth and wipe the spot dry. If this simple method does not work you will want to move on to the next method.
Hydrogen Peroxide Mixture to Get Nail Polish Stains Out of Marble – This second method requires water, hydrogen peroxide, a mild powder detergent, and a damp cloth. Make a poultice with water, hydrogen peroxide, and the mild powder detergent. Apply the poultice to the stain. Cover the area with a damp cloth. Allow the poultice to sit on the stain for a few hours. Wipe it off and check to see if the stain is gone. If it is not gone repeat the procedure.