Oct 4th 2018 / General Stone Care
How To: Remove mold and mildew from marble and natural stone shower
MB-9 Mildew Stain Remover removes mildew stains and odor from granite, marble, and other natural stones without damaging polished marble surfaces. Cleans mildew stains on contact without scrubbing. Just spray and watch mildew stains disappear within a few minutes! Safe on most polished and natural marble surfaces. (For extra caution, test product on spare tile or inconspicuous area.)
Mold and mildew build up can be very difficult to combat especially in the bath and shower area of the bathroom. If there is not enough ventilation, the spread of mold and mildew can be difficult to get a handle on. Certain products cannot be used on certain stones as they are too harsh or acidic and can cause etching on stones such as marble, travertine, and limestone. Products that should never be used on these types of stones include vinegar, Scrubbing Bubbles, Tilex, Comet, etc. When choosing a cleaning product for any natural stone be sure the label specifies it is safe to use on your specific stone. The etching that can result with the use of incorrect products is a chemical reaction with the stone and will require the services of a Natural Stone Restoration Professional (this could be a big expense depending on the damage to the stone).
If you do have a mold and mildew issue in your shower or bath area, MB-9 is the product we recommend. It is fast acting and extremely effective. This product can be used on ALL natural stones- polished or honed. If your bathroom is not well ventilated we recommend wiping down the shower after every use so that the stone remains as dry as possible. You can use a dry towel, microfiber rag or squeegee to do this.