3 Simple Ways To Clean Water Stain From Marble

3 Simple Ways To Clean Water Stain from The Marble

By Jane K - 30 of Aug, 2021

Marble is a natural stone with an attractive and lustrous surface and is a stunning sight to see in the home. Stained marble is not only unsightly but causes damage to the surface if left unchecked for too long. Learn how to remove water stains from marble in a few simple steps.


Waters spots on marble surfaces are a very common occurrence! Unfortunately, their causes can be a large misconception between marble care owners which can lead to ineffective procedures to remove the spots. 


Water stains happen when water sits on the marble surface for too long and evaporates, leaving a dull stain of magnesium and calcium left behind by the water. Rub your hand over the marble surface. If the stained area feels raised, it is a hard water stain.


This article will clear these problems up and have you removing your water stains on marble in no time!

1. How to Remove Water Stains from Marble with Hydrogen Peroxide

It is tempting to grab a bottle of bleach when trying to remove stains, but this is a no-no when it comes to natural stone care, as it damages the sealer.

Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer and mild bleaching agent that is a safe alternative to bleach and is useful to get stains out of marble. Regular use is also quite beneficial to prevent calcium buildup on the marble and your fixtures.

You need to prepare

  1. Hydrogen peroxide
  2. Cream of tartar
  3. Soft cloth
  4. Paper towel

Steps to clean the marble:

1. Sprinkle a decent layer of cream of tartar on the water stain and add enough hydrogen peroxide to form a thick paste.

2. Rub the mixture on the stain with a cloth using a gentle scrubbing motion. Cover with paper towels, and let it sit for about half an hour. Use a clean and damp cloth to swipe away all residue.

3. This paste also works as a natural hard water stain remover for a variety of surfaces from granite to glass.

2. Cleaning Water Stains off Marble with a Baking Soda Poultice

Baking soda is an alkaline powder and mild abrasive. This natural ingredient is a safe alternative for cleaning away scum and stains on stone surfaces. Here is how to make a baking soda poultice for cleaning water stains off the marble.

You need to prepare

  1. Baking soda
  2. Water
  3. Small bowl
  4. Plastic wrap
  5. Soft cloth

Steps to clean the marble

1. Shake some baking soda into a container or bowl and add enough water to create a thick paste. Apply the paste to the stain, rubbing in a circular motion to cover the entire spot.

2. Spread plastic wrap over the area and let it sit for 24-hours. Remove the plastic, and use a wet cloth to wipe away all of the dried paste.

3. How to Prevent Water Spots on Marble

It’s easy to let water droplets go unnoticed on your marble counters and floors, but doing this results in water stains from mineral deposits. Therefore, it’s essential to take care of spills as soon as you notice them.

You need to prepare

  1. Coasters
  2. Soft towel
  3. Soapy water
  4. Plastic wrap
  5. Paper towel

Steps to clean the marble

1. The key to preventing water spots and stains on your marble countertops is to perform regular marble cleaning and keep the surface area dry. Absorb water spills with a paper towel as soon as you notice them, and wipe down the surface area with a soft cloth.

2. Always place water glasses on a coaster to prevent the formation of water rings on the marble surface. Clean the marble regularly with mild soapy water to prevent the build-up of dirt and grime.

3. Crusty water rings and splatters of dull water marks turn that once shiny and beautiful polished marble surface into an unattractive eye-sore.

4. Instead of ignoring stained areas of marble, or replacing the entire piece, try using gentle cleaners to restore its clean shine.

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