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How to Care for Marble
If you've been wondering how to care for the marble feature in your home, you've come to the right place. Many of our clients love the look of marble and want to utilize this beautiful stone in their home projects but often forget the maintenance required.
Sealing marble is an important step in protecting it from stains, etching, and other types of damage. Here are the steps to follow to seal your marble:
Clean the marble thoroughly: Before sealing your marble, it's important to make sure it's clean and free of any dirt, dust, or other debris. Use a soft cloth or sponge and a gentle cleaner specifically designed for marble.
Choose a sealer: There are many different types of marble sealers on the market, so it's important to choose one that's appropriate for your particular type of marble. Look for a sealer that's designed specifically for marble and that will provide the level of protection you need.
Apply the sealer: Follow the instructions on the sealer you've chosen, as different sealers may have different application methods. In general, you'll want to apply the sealer evenly over the surface of the marble, making sure to cover all areas. Be sure to work in small sections at a time to ensure that the sealer doesn't dry before you've had a chance to spread it evenly.
Allow the sealer to penetrate: Once you've applied the sealer, allow it to penetrate the marble for the recommended amount of time. This will typically be around 10-15 minutes, but may vary depending on the specific sealer you're using.
Wipe away excess sealer: After the sealer has penetrated the marble, use a clean cloth to wipe away any excess sealer. Be sure to use a gentle touch and to work in small sections to ensure that you don't leave any excess sealer behind.
Allow the marble to dry: Finally, allow the marble to dry completely before using it. This may take several hours, so be sure to plan accordingly.
With these steps, you should be able to effectively seal your marble and help protect it from damage.