Marble is one of the most popular, glamorous and luxurious natural stones used in Australian homes and commercial spaces. Although marble can generally be a pretty low maintenance surface, it does require polishing to achieve and maintain that consistent beautiful aesthetic. Polishing is extremely important and an essential element to the marbles restoration process. The polishing and restorations procedure is simple and easy and the most effective and efficient way to get your surfaces back to looking its best. As marble is a porous material, the polishing process produces an outstanding glistening sheen unlike any other. By following our step by step polishing and restoration guide, your surfaces will look and feel incredible in no time.
This article dives deeper into the ways in which you can confidently polish and restore your marble surfaces on your own. Here are 5 DIY Steps You Can Use For Marble Polishing and Restoration:
Clean Your Surface
Cleaning your surface before starting the polishing and restoration process is key to the success of your DIY project. Any and all residual oils, dirt, grease, and dust must be completely removed from the surface first and foremost. Ensure any stains are also removed by using warm soapy water and dampening a soft cloth. Work out any remaining mark, stains or residuals gently yet firmly and wipe away any excess being vigilant no leftover film remains.
After you have made sure there are no remaining visible residuals or stains, it is important to cordon off any framework or trim that surrounds your marble slab or surface. This process is the best way to avoid interference with different materials and reduce the risk of damage. By masking off surrounding areas and surfaces creates a more organized and structured workspace and less likelihood of accidental damage.
The polishing process for marble will not remove existing stains remaining on the surface. Instead, it will push the stains to settle more into the porous nature of the stone and the polish will seal in the stains. This results in the stains becoming significantly more visible. Apply a layer of poultice over the stain, cover and wait for a minimum of 24 hours (longer for tougher stains). After the waiting period, remove the covering and wipe off the poultice (and hopefully the stain) and dry thoroughly.
Work in Polish in Sections
Once you have appropriately cleaned and prepared your surface and removed any remaining stains, it is time to polish! Firstly, do not apply your polish to the entirety of your marble slab, place a thin layer of polish and work it into the stone in small sections. Ensure you are able to even amounts of pressure throughout the duration of the polishing process and even amounts of polish are being distributed across the surface. This is the best way to achieve desired results and reduce the risk of making a mistake.
Allow to Dry
It is an absolute must to give your surface time to dry completely. Do not try to rush the process and use either your newly polished flooring or countertop before it is ready. This can take upwards of 24 hours. It is also highly recommended and viewed as extremely important to apply sealant and effectively seal your marble surface to fully complete the restoration process. This will ensure the durability and protection of your surface as well as maintain its aesthetic appearance for much longer.
Due to its beautiful and natural nature, it is no wonder why marble is the first choice for Australian households and businesses. Although generally easy to look after, there are guidelines that need to be followed to maintain its gorgeous appearance. Marble polishing and restoration is the best process to follow when wanting to increase your marble stone surfaces durability and enhance its overall aesthetic while preserving and protecting. You can also seek the assistance of experts such as Your Building Inspectors Melbourne. Or by following these simple tips and tricks, your marble surface will be restored to its former glory before you know it.
As shown in this article there are many advantages to polishing and restoring your own marble surface and doing it yourself has never been easier!
This article is provided by Jim Pulman who has extensive knowledge and experience in Home Building, Construction, and Design. He writes articles in his free time and partners with content creators to share his expertise with the online community.