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post #21 of Old 07-09-2014, 01:03 AM
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I see advice posted on various sites about using Baking Soda or Vinegar and water to clean marble. This is NOT good advice, and may cost you $$$.

Marble is a calcium carbonate based stone. This is similar to what bones and teeth are made of. Acids (vinegar) are lower on the pH scale than marble and can burn the polish or etch the stone.

Alkalies (baking soda; pH 9) can also damage marble.

Using a pH neutral cleaner like HMK P24 Stone Soap or other pH neutral marble cleaner is highly recommended.

This is not the case with granite, as granite's are quartz and feldspar based stone and will not react with mild acids and alkalies. You SHOULD however still use a pH neutral soap so as not to break down the sealers than may be on the stone.
Hey. Thanks for sharing this useful information. Sometime I used vinegar to clean marble, but didn't know that, it is harmful for marbles.
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Thanks for these tips!!! The folks who install granite and marble counter-tops often tell clients to use just these too.
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Thanks for your suggestion, I have not known it before.
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I use a homemade all-purpose cleaner that is safe for marble and granite. I mix 2 cups water with 2 tbsp. Castille soap. I like to add my own essential oils to make it smell good like Lavender or peppermint or you can buy the soap already scented.I also have a great homemade cleaner that really shines granite and marble countertops...I mix 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol to 1 quart of water. The alcohol dries quickly and leaves a streak-free shine! I just put it in a spray bottle and its much cheaper than store bought products.
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Baking Soda is bad for Marble!

I wish I knew this before applying a poultice overnight! I read so many sources online saying to use baking soda for this! I regret it now.
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Agree! Stay away from chemical cleaners and cleaning mixes that use vinegar or lemon juice since these harm your marble’s finish. The best way to keep marbel clean is water and olive oil based soap ( 2:1 ) spray and wipe. Simple.

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