The moment your marble basins start to get minor scratches while looking dull, you should probably consider doing some maintenance and polishing to retain its impressive appearance. For a DIY polishing, here are some of the things that you will need:
- All-purpose cleaner
- Low-speed polisher
- Soft rag or wash cloth
- Polishing and marble sealer
For the cleaning and polishing process, here are the steps:
- If this is your first attempt to polish a marble, take time to watch DIY videos to familiarize how you are going to do it.
- Wash the basin with mild all-purpose cleaner. Use a non-abrasive detergent along with the soft sponge to wash the surface then the entire basin. You can use a wash cloth if sponge is not available.
- Dry your marble basins with clean wash cloth after. Make sure that the basin is already from soap.
- Thoroughly check the surface for stains. If there are remaining stains, use a marble stain remover to get rid of it. Read labels on how to properly remove stains.
- If the marble basin is already dry and free from stains, you can start with polish application.
- Pour the right amount of polishing compound on the surface of the marble basin. You can use a felt wheel for polishing with low to medium speed. Do not press too hard on the surface to avoid overdoing the polishing.
- For hard to reach areas or corners, use a wash cloth for polishing. You can also do the same for edges of countertop marble basins.
- After polishing the basin, tap the surface with a clean wash cloth. Another option is to vacuum the surface for easy drying.
- Check the basin thoroughly for remaining wet areas or compounds. Pat dry them with washcloth if there compounds or wetness left.
Avoid using the basin for 24 hours. Allow it to dry naturally or with ventilation. Apply sealer with a soft, clean rag after 24 hours. You can also use a soft-bristle brush as an alternative. Check your sealer and read the label for specific directions. Allow the sealer to dry naturally.