bringing marble back to life

Winchester, VA(Zone 6b)

I have a marble mantel. This was discovered under three coats of paint. A heat gun and a scraper has removed most of the paint and the marble is in good shape. It has paint in is pores and needs polishing.....

Can anyone recommend a product that would be suitable?

I did find a good hint on removing rust from marble if anyone is interested.

Beachwood, OH

search on the internet. I don't have a link handy but a while back I found one that described using a paste of household items like baking soda, etc and leaving it on. It lifts the dirt, etc out of the pores of the stone.

Woodridge, IL

I inherited our family's marble coffee table. I remembered admiring it as a child, back in the sixties, as it graced our white shag carpeting. My parents drove it from California to Illinois because they knew I loved it. I use a product called Hope's Marble Polish. You might want to check to see if baking soda is too abrasive, because marble isn't always as tough as it looks.

Good luck!
Dionne

This message was edited Oct 26, 2006 8:54 PM

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