Removing Stained Etches & Restoring Marble
Marble can be stained by various household foods, liquids and other substances. But, when it comes to some marble stains, there is more to them than meets the eye. Marble is a porous material that can absorb liquids. Depending on the liquid, how the marble has been cared for previously and the the length of time the liquid has been in contact with your marble will impact the amount of work and patience you will need to get your stone back to the fine luster and beauty it once had.
When you are dealing with marble, you have to consider that etching and staining are two different reactions and must be treated individually. Both processes are caused through absorption. But one involves the adding of color to your marble and the other involves the removal of a specific mineral from the marble. There are liquids that can both etch and stain marble because they both contain color and acid. When these liquids penetrate the marble, they deliver the stain causing color and the mineral eating acid at the same time by performing both processes when they are absorbed by the marble.
What Stains Can This Product Help With?
This kit will treat stains, etches or stained etches. How you treat the discoloring depends on what kind of a discoloration you are dealing with.
Rust stains are not the same as the stains above, they will require a different approach to counteract the effects of the rust. To remove a rust stain form your natural stone surface, we recommend using one of the following stone solutions:
Marble Specific Rust Removal
WARNING: Lustro Italiano Stone Sealer does not provide anti-etch protection on marble surfaces. Use of acidic substances such as wine, tomato, citrus, coffee, etc. will etch the surface by creating a chemical reaction with the calcium carbonate present in marbles. For etching problems please use Etch Remover