Baking Soda and Marble

Baking soda is an eco-friendly natural disinfectant and will leave marble undisturbed without leaving behind residue, unlike vinegar, detergents or washing-up liquid. All that’s necessary to clean marble effectively with baking soda is water, soft cloth (never scrubber!), baking soda and plastic scraper.

If a stain should occur on marble surfaces, use a solution of mild dish-washing liquid and water diluted to scrub at it with a sponge, before wiping. Persistent stains may require multiple applications of paste.

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Marble surfaces are stunning yet delicate surfaces, susceptible to staining from acidic substances that etch away its beauty. To best preserve and protect marble surfaces, it’s wise to use routine maintenance cleaning with mild cleaners and dry cloth – this helps minimize staining while helping detect etching before costly repairs become necessary. Sealing marble surfaces also offers some measure of protection.

When an incident does arise, you should act promptly to rectify it. When cleaning marble surfaces, always blot (don’t wipe) spills immediately as wiping can actually increase their visibility and spread them further. It is also recommended to blot or rinse away wet marble immediately after washing to reduce blotting marks or watermarks from occurring; in these instances you can use a damp cloth scrubbing with it before rinsing afterwards for best results before using either stone cleaner or mild soap and water mixtures to deep clean surfaces and leave them looking their best!

If your marble has more stubborn blemishes such as ink or rust stains, using a poultice may help lift them. Simply mix baking soda with an appropriate solvent like acetone or hydrogen peroxide and apply directly onto the stain; cover this area with plastic for 24 hours to let the poultice do its work and pull away from its original place without setting into it further. It will lift out from underneath your marble surface without becoming embedded within it further.

Baking soda can also be an effective solution to other kinds of stains, like paint and oil stains, on marble surfaces. Although baking soda is alkaline in nature, it works effectively as an eco-friendly natural cleaner on marble surfaces. If alkalinity concerns are an issue for you, try placing some vinegar or acidic cleaner on a hidden area first to make sure it’s safe before applying directly on marble.

As well as avoiding bleach, ammonia, and other strong alkaline cleaners that will damage marble, it is also wise to avoid harsh scouring powders and abrasive scrubbers which could scratch it or cause dullness in its finish. Lemon, vinegar or other acid-containing products could etch away at it, so consider purchasing commercially available marble cleaner such as Merry Maids’ Take It For Granite instead.


Baking soda may have an excellent reputation as an eco-friendly cleaner, yet it may still damage certain surfaces and furnishings in your home. Baking soda may tarnish glass surfaces, silverware, stone countertops, wooden floors and furniture as well as cause dry skin and brittle hair strands to appear on skin and hair surfaces. Furthermore, baking soda may damage metal cookware such as metal pans while potentially ruining aluminum canister finishes; in addition, it has limited effectiveness as both an deodorant and drying agent.

Baking soda is alkaline, meaning it can damage marble when used incorrectly or frequently. The abrasive nature of this powder can etch and dull soft porous stones such as marble. Therefore, its use should only be done sparingly on countertops and floors to avoid damage to either surface.

To protect marble surfaces from damage, sprinkle baking soda powder onto it and allow it to sit for around 30 minutes before rinsing it with water and wiping clean. Rinsing immediately following cleaning will neutralize its acidic properties while also helping remove any stains or residue that remains from previous cleaning efforts.

Avoid rubbing the surface with cloth or scrub brushes as this can leave scratch marks. When necessary, only use abrasive tools on stubborn stains, but for general cleaning use a gentle abrasive cleanser like Bar Keepers Friend instead of harsh tools to ensure maximum marble preservation.

To prevent future marble stains, be sure to clean up spills as soon as they occur in order to limit mold or mildew formation and further staining. Also consider sealing your countertop after scrubbing in order to provide further protection from future damages. If your marble has become discolored, consulting with a professional for cleaning and polishing services could be essential to its restoration. A professional can restore it back to looking like new while repairing damage such as etching, staining, scratches or any other type of damage caused by wear-and-tear. This service may especially come in handy if you are selling your home or remodeling; professionals can help choose a seal type that ensures maximum longevity of the countertop surface.


Marble floors and counters add elegance and luxury to any home, but can be tricky to keep looking their best. Harsh cleaning products can damage natural stone surfaces, so gentler non-abrasive cleaners should be used instead. Baking soda is an ideal way to safely cleanse marble surfaces without damage – its mild abrasives make it suitable for cleaning marble surfaces without leaving behind residue that etch. Plus it removes odors more effectively than vinegar, detergents or washing-up liquid!

To use baking soda on marble, combine it with water to form a paste and apply it directly onto stained areas. Allow the paste to sit for 24 hours before wiping down and wiping down again to clean off surface stains. Repeat as necessary; be sure to use soft bristle brush or soft cloth with light pressure when scrubbing; avoid high pressure or vigorous scrubbing as this could damage its smooth surface and harm its natural finish.

Organic stains on marble surfaces, from red wine and coffee spills to food debris, are often very easy to remove with baking soda. Simply apply a small amount to the stain before gently rubbing in with damp cloth until all standing water has been removed – any pooled pools must also be dried immediately!

Other stains, like ink or grease stains, require a more aggressive solution. Blending flour with acetone or hydrogen peroxide is an effective way to tackle stubborn marks on marble; leaving this mixture on for 24 hours before wiping it off with a soft cloth. Regular use of mild cleaners will also help avoid future stains while regular polishing with gentle abrasives will remove any etches that occur over time; just remember that marble is a soft stone that overexposure to aggressive cleaners could cause worn-down sealants or tiny surface scratches, as well as dull the finish on countertops or floors!


Marble is a soft stone that can easily scratched and stained, so it is crucial to use gentle methods when cleaning marble surfaces in the home, such as baking soda. Baking soda serves as a mild abrasive yet natural disinfectant, yet should still be used with care to avoid alkaline reactions that could potentially stain its surfaces.

Baking soda is an indispensable component of many household cleaning products, and can be effective at deodorizing, sanitizing and stain removal. However, it should be noted that using baking soda on marble or quartz countertops that have been sealed against damage may actually cause them to become dull and foggy due to its abrasive nature wearing away sealant over time and leading to permanent damage.

Marble cleaning can be accomplished safely using similar techniques to those you would employ when cleaning any other type of surface, and many involve products designed specifically for marble surfaces such as soap or cleaners that don’t contain harsh detergents that could scratch its surface. In order to preserve the marble’s pristine appearance and avoid scratching its surface when cleaning it using these methods, always opt for using damp cloth rather than vigorous scrubbing techniques.

Poultices can also help remove stains from marble by mixing equal parts baking soda and water to form a thick enough paste that adheres to the affected area. Apply the solution directly onto the marble surface, covering it with plastic wrap for 24 hours before rinsing off and drying completely afterwards – repeat the process if the stain persists.

Other natural products that can help remove marble stains include lemon juice, acetone and steel wool/sandpaper abrasive materials. If the stain persists it is often best to hire professional cleaners to treat and clean countertops/surfaces in your home.