DIY Marble Stains Removal

Updated: Apr 26

Three most common marble stains and how to remove them yourself

The first two standard surface marble stains you can safely do yourself following the product manufacturer's instructions.

The first one is marble oil stains:

Marble oil stains are found on kitchen countertops, backsplash, vanity tops, etc. Luckily there is a great product that can help remove most surface marble oil stains safely. We recommend Lithofin Oil-EX Oil Stain Remover found at this link. If you need to seal the marble surface after successfully removing the oil stain, you can also find a sealer at the same site they can recommend for your marble.

Based on our experience, marble impregnating sealers help protect the marble or stone surface from oil or water-based stains while giving you time to blot up any accidental spill. However, the sealer will not provide surface protection from citrus spills such as tomato paste, wine, orange juice, or citrus household cleaners. The best strategy is to learn which household items cause stains or surface marks and keep them off your marble surfaces.

The second is marble rust stains:

Marble rust stains are frequently found by the toilet, jacuzzi deck, shower bench, soap niche resulting from placing metal cans prone to rust when exposed to water or moisture. For those surface stains, we recommend Lithofin Rust EX Non-Acidic Rust Stain Remover found at link.

The product will safely and efficiently remove surface rust stains; however, it will not remove marble rust-stain ingrained in the marble or underneath it. Due to inherent natural ore/minerals within the marble, a nail or metal source continues to rust under the materials. Some deep rust stains are found in water exposed marble such as showers, vanity top by the sink, kitchen sink, and around the toilet.

The third is marble urine or organic stains:

From our experience, marble urine stains are generally around the toilet, including the bathroom grout. The removal of urine stains can be successful depending on the extent of the depth of colors; please be aware that the acid in urine can etch the marble surfaces, which are not stains and can only be repaired by a professional marble resurface process. For the yellowing caused by urine, we recommend Hydrogen Peroxide 12% found at this link. Mixed with Diatomaceous Earth, located at this link.

Wear gloves as the hydrogen peroxide can temporarily whiten the tip of your fingers or hands.

How to use:

  • Mix the two ingredients to create flour wet-like bake consistency.

  • Apply over to cover the affected area.

  • Press on to compact it a little on the surface.

  • Leave the mixture exposed completely dry on the affected area.

Remove the dried powder and inspect if the mixture has done the job; repeat the process if necessary. The combination will not damage the marble's finish no matter how many times you reapply. It will only purify the affected areas and draw out the organic impurities that can make the area cleaner than the rest.

If you have questions, you can email us at:

The same mixture can work on other organic stains, e.g., coffee, tea, leaves, red wine (not for wine etch marks)

You can also check out TERSO MR® marble and porcelain surface care recommendations, as caring for your marble, natural stone, and porcelain should be simple.

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