Stone surfaces stains and how to get rid of them

Getting rid of Rust

One must take into account that lemon is acidic. Using solutions including lemon will take the shine from the stone away. In addition, it needs some time to do its magic and dissolve the stain. You must always to clean it water afterwards to remove extra residue from the lemon. The final step is to leave it to dry. The shine could be lost in the event that the rock surface is limestone or polished marble. In that case, avoid using lemon at all.


Organic stains

These are spots made by spilling food products, coffee, decomposed leaves, and lichen, etc.

The absolute most efficient means to get rid of such a stain is to treat it with water and some recommended detergent. A good alternative would be some ammonia or bleach. Use a solution of hydrogen peroxide plus a couple of drops of ammonia and allow it do its work.


Paint and ink stains

One of the trickier stains to deal with. Both are washable with some solvents or removers or paint removers: there are several kinds; the most common are methylene mineral or chloride alcohol. Be extra careful with methylene chloride, it really is dangerous.

When it comes to ink, you can use a water and bleach mixture, to clean the stains from the rocky surface. Alternatively, you can use acetone if there are any dark coloured stones.Pay be careful when using the solutions since they are particularly aggressive.


Deeply stained areas

Particularly if you have marble floors, scrub them occasionally, with a solution of equal parts water and oxygenated water.


Bring the old shine back

  1. – Use a wet cloth and large amounts of salt. Clean the area well and after that make sure to dry the spot with a soft piece of fabric.
  2. – Use some self-shining wax or some extra-virgin olive oil from the kitchen. Scrub the area and dry it completely.
  3. – A surprisingly efficient method if you do not mind the smell is to clean with gasoline. Clean the area with a saturated mop and then soak the stain up again.
  4. – You can use a wood cleaning product that contains aerosol. It would usually include waxes in its ingredients.
  5. – If you have some extra glass cleaners, you can use them as well.
  6. – Specifically when it comes to black stones, you can use some black shoe polish. It will do wonders even if you have left them outside for a while and they are a bit discoloured.

Using a couple of layers of wax on your natural rock decor, will not only give them that extra needed shin, but will also seal their pores just a little and will appear a bit smoother. Nevertheless, using too much wax can leave a yellow overlaying colour. This applies especially if the rocks are clear and light.


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