Feb 25th 2021 / General Stone Care
How to Preserve and Restore Your Natural Stone Surface
Do your granite, marble, or other natural stone surfaces look stained, dirty, and etched from acidic substances? A common misconception is that natural stone surfaces such as granite countertops won't be able to regain their original look once they faded. However, with professional stone care, you can restore any natural stone to its originality.
With a combination of expert tips and top-grade stone preservation and restoration tools, you can have your natural stone surface looking as good as new. Below is a guide for how to preserve and restore your natural stone.
Tips on Restoring Natural Stone Surfaces
Natural stone is a huge investment, making etching, chipping, or staining a significant challenge. Luckily, there are products specifically designed to clean and restore these surfaces. MB Stone Care offers quality products to restore marble, granite, and quartz surfaces as well as other stone types without destroying the stone or reducing stone colors.
Before the restoration process, it is vital to select the correct product to solve the specific problem. The product should also be suited for the particular stone type. Not all products are to be used on all stone types. Regardless of the stone type, avoid using countertop, bathroom, or commercial kitchen cleaners on natural stone surfaces.
These products include:
This Poultice paste stain remover is designed to pull out deep-rooted dirt, oil, and an assortment of stains. It is easy, ready to use, and does not release volatile organic compounds. You can use it on marble, granite, travertine, and limestone. It is also safe to use on polished finishes.
- Ensure all surfaces not meant to be treated are covered for their protection.
- Wet the area to be treated.
- Apply the Poultice paste to surface 1/8 to ¼ inches thick using any ideal applicator.
- Cover the paste using plastic film allow it to rest for 24 hours. The paste will cling to the stone surface. Tape the edges down.
- Get rid of the plastic film and let the paste dry. As it dries, it pulls the stains from the stone.
- Remove the dried paste and trapped contaminants by scrapping off the stone surface. Avoid scraping the surface using metal tools to avoid scratching the surface.
- Rinse the surface with clean water. Remove as much residue as needed.
- Repeat this process if need be.
MB-3 Soap and Mineral Kit
This mineral deposit remover and soap is intended for heavy-duty cleaning and removing soap scum and hard water stains.
The mineral kit comes complete with a 32 oz spray bottle to ease the cleaning process.
The mineral deposit remover is explicitly designed to dissolve mineral deposits and soap safely from fiberglass, glass, tile, and natural stone. It utilizes a special combination of unique non-acidic chemicals that easily dissolve and eliminate dingy, unsanitary hard water mineral deposits and soap scums from stone surfaces.
The remover is very effective and safe on various natural marble glossy surfaces.
- Wear rubber gloves to avoid direct contact with skin. Direct the product in a 1:2 proportion with warm water.
- Apply liberally with a sponge and let it stand, without allowing the solution to dry, until the soap scum starts to break up.
- Slightly scrub using a plastic scouring pad or a scrub brush.
- Rinse the surface thoroughly.
- Repeat the process if required. Keep in mind that drying is not required.
MB-2 Alkaline HD Kit
This heavy-duty product is designed to clean the toughest soils from grout, tile, stone, and different surfaces not harmed by water.
MB-2 Alkaline HD is a very complicated product meant to cleanse the toughest soils from the surfaces mentioned above. It is a biodegradable, potent cleansing agent designed with the latest cutting-edge tech. These features will enable the product to clean deep into your grout and treated surfaces effectively.
- Mix the product with hot water in the following proportion
- Heavy soiling: 8 ounces to 1 water gallonMedium soiling: 6 ounces to 1 water gallon
- Light soiling: 3 ounces to 1 water gallon
- You can use stronger solutions for extremely soiled conditions.
- Use MB-1 Floor Amore for floors for routine cleaning. Also, use MB-5 and more for hard surfaces.
- Test the product on an inconspicuous surface always.
- Remove any debris from the surface to be cleaned. Remove any wax or topical sealers.
- Using a mop or a sprayer, liberally apply the solution and allow it to stand. The soiling level will determine how long you let it stand. The longer it stands, the easier it is to clean the surface.
- Do not allow the product to dry on the surface. Agitate the solution using a mop or hand brush.
- Then remove the solution using a mop. Use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner for the best solutions.
- Keep in mind that this product is not a rinse-free product. Ensure you rinse thoroughly using plenty of water.
- Using a white nylon pad, buff to a uniform clean once the floor is dry.
- Apply MB-24 to avoid deep soiling and staining later on.
5-Inch Standard Driver with Foam
This 5-inch standard driver foam is a rubber-backed foam driver. It features a 5/8-11 inch thread.
MB-22 E-Z Polishing Kit
This polishing kit comes with all the supplies you might require to polish your calcite-based stones and terrazzo.
This kit contains:
- 5-inch white pad
- Two 5-inch hogs hair pad
- 5-inch drill attachment with pad driver
- 8oz MB-22 E-Z Polish
- Set of instructions
The polish is a superb polishing powder used for the wet-polishing method. It is safe to use and does not etch stone surfaces with splatters. The polish will help you achieve maximum results with minimum effort.
These MB Stone Care products will give you everything you need to keep your natural stone surfaces stain-free and shining. It has everything you need for your stone polishing, ranging from marble and granite-suited kits to polishing powders and pads. Proper natural stone surface preservation is also vital. Therefore, with these MB Stone Care products, your stone surface will remain strong, durable, and ever-shinning. However, if you are not comfortable doing this work by yourself, contact a professional natural stone restoration and preservation company for assistance.