How to Clean Water Stains From Marble Countertops?

If you have marble countertops, you may be wondering how to clean water stains from them. The truth is that water-based stains are actually easier to remove than other types of stains. Mineral deposits can cause stains on marble because they etch into the surface and can change the color. However, water spots are much easier to remove and don’t cause any damage to the surface. All-purpose cleaners should not be used on marble because they can dull the surface and cause further damage. 

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Baking soda 

Marble is known for its purity and elegance, but water stains can destroy its features. Luckily, it is very easy to remove water stains from marble surfaces with a few ingredients that you probably already have at home. To do so, you simply need to follow a few simple steps. 

If you need to remove water stains from marble, one of the first steps you need to take is to use a baking soda paste. The baking soda should be applied in a paste form, so that it does not bond to the surface. If not, it will cause dull etching and could etch the marble. 

Rubbing alcohol 

If you have a marble countertop, you can use rubbing alcohol to remove water stains. However, it’s best to dilute the alcohol with water. Using too much alcohol may damage the marble. A more appropriate option is hydrogen peroxide, which can also prevent the buildup of calcium on marble surfaces. 

You can also use rubbing alcohol to restore marble’s shine. It can be mixed with a small amount of dish soap or water. Apply the solution to the affected surface and let it dry. Then, use a cloth to wipe off the excess. 

Oil-based stains 

If you’ve ever had to clean marble countertops, you may wonder how to get rid of these stains. Fortunately, there are several ways to remove these stains. One simple method is to make a homemade cleaning paste. This mixture can remove a variety of stains, including oil-based ones. To create the paste, mix equal parts of unbleached flour, water, and the appropriate liquid solvent. Allow the paste to sit on the marble for twenty-four hours and then wipe it off with soapy water. 

If the stain is not too severe, you can use a soft cloth or sponge to scrub it away. If the stain is persistent, a mixture of water and acetone can be used. Another method is to apply a poultice to the stain. This can be applied to the stain, and it should stay on the marble for 24 to 48 hours. You may want to apply a layer of cornstarch as a finishing touch. 


When you have water stains on marble countertops, you can try to remove them by applying a poultice. To create a poultice, you will need baking soda, water, and an appropriate liquid solvent. The mixture should be about the consistency of peanut butter. Let it sit for 24 to 48 hours to allow the poultice to do its job. After the poultice dries, you should remove the poultice with a MB-5 Marble Granite & More Spray Cleaner. 

A poultice is a thick paste that can draw out most kinds of marble stains. It can also be used to remove oil-based and organic stains. If the stain is a darker color, you can use 6 percent hydrogen peroxide to lighten the marble.