How to Get Grease Off a Marble Floor

How to Get Grease Off a Marble Floor

Marble floors are durable and easy to care for. But because marble is a natural, porous stone, it’s important to catch spills after they occur to avoid stains. If your marble floor has become stained from a grease spill, a homemade poultice will help absorb the stain. A white powder combined with a liquid bleaching agent and spread on the stain absorbs the grease discoloration because it dries.

Mix 1/4 cup of water plus 1/4 cup of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide. Add 1/2 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and mix to produce suds.

Dip a soft sponge to the peroxide mix and then wring it out. Wipe up the grease with the sponge, rinsing and wiping another time if needed.

Wear a pair of gloves to protect your hands.

Pour 1/2 cup of unscented talcum powder or baking soda to a bowl.

Slowly pour 40-percent hydrogen peroxide, mineral spirits or acetone nail-polish remover into the bowl, stirring as you go until the mixture looks thick frosting.

Slide a putty knife to the glue and spread a 1/2-inch-thick layer above the stain.

Cover the stain with a sheet of plastic wrap. Tape the edges of the plastic wrap all the way round with masking tape to fully seal the poultice.

Cut a small slit in the plastic wrap to allow the poultice to breathe.

Allow the poultice to dry for 24 hours, then scrape it up with the putty knife. Wipe the floor with a damp rag.

Duplicate poultice software until the stain is gone.

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