Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

The Three Steps To The Process Of Cleaning And Polishing Your Marble

Juanita Douglas

Polishing your marble regularly isn't just about keeping it looking great through the years. It's also about maximizing its lifespan and preventing or delaying the need for expensive and laborious repair procedures. 

Although marble looks great and contributes and obvious stateliness to the appearance of a home or office building, it is also a porous material that can become stained and damaged easily if it is not properly maintained. 

However, by going through the following three steps to clean and polish your marble, you can allow your marble to last as long as possible all while achieving its full aesthetic potential:

Gather your supplies and prepare your marble

You'll need a few supplies to effectively clean and polish marble, and you'll want to have them all available to you before you get started.

For the best results, you should have a detergent for cleaning your marble, some soft cleaning fabrics, a poultice, a compound for polishing, and a gentle polisher. The last step of the polishing process will require you to have a sealant for your marble.

Once you have collected all these items, you need to prepare your marble. You prepare your marble by taping over any materials placed right next to your marble like metallic or wooden features of your floor that may be damaged by exposure to detergent or polish.

Use painter's tape to ensure that after the procedure you can easily peel the tape away without damaging the materials. 

Clean your marble

It will then be necessary to clean your marble. The first step to cleaning should be sweeping any debris off your marble surface. Then, mix your detergent into warm water and wipe off each marble slab, paying special attention to any stains you have on your marble.

If you have particularly stubborn stains, you can use a poultice to remove them. It's possible to mix your own stain removing poultice by mixing flour with hydrogen peroxide.

You'll want to cover stained areas with this poultice and cover them for a day or two with plastic wrap for the best results. After you take these poultices off stained areas, clean and dry the floor again before you proceed to the polishing stage.

Apply a polishing compound

You'll then want to apply the polishing compound to the entire marble surface. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to determine how much polish you should use. When you're polishing, you should focus on one area at a time. Work in small sections and take out your polisher if you have one and place it on low speed to work the polish into each section of your floor.

After you apply polish, you'll want to let it sit for about a day. The last step in the process of polishing is to put sealant onto your marble that will prevent stains from soaking in to your floors or other marble surfaces in the future. For restoration services or more information, contact the experts at Aldayna.


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Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

One of the things that I always loved about spring as a kid was watching all of the flowers my mother planted suddenly come up from the ground and then bloom into vibrant, beautiful colors. When I bought my own house, one of the first things I wanted to do was plant flowers. What I didn't realize was how hard it could be to figure out what to plant where. From the sun demand to the companion planting guides, it was complicated. I created this site to help others just like me create the flower gardens they always wanted without the struggles that I faced.