Is your granite kitchen benchtop stained from cooking oils or food?

Natural marble benchtops and vanities will stain over time when constantly exposed to cooking oils, grease, coloured foods, liquids, makeup and toiletries. Regular cleaning alone will not remove this damage.

The Marble Man will assess your stone and use one of a variety of methods to reverse the damage. Cleaning will then be followed up with an anti-bacterial treatment.

Some stains will be scrubbed away using special Nano technology. This will remove superficial marks and even out the surface.

Deeper stains will be removed using a poultice.  This is a mix of plaster and a special solution which is left on the marble benchtop or vanity for a short period of time. The poultice draws out the stain, evens out the surface and restores the brightness.

Stains caused by acidic substances such as fruit juice, red wine, make up and dyes will also etch the stone, leaving deep lines or scratches. In this case the surface will require repolishing to successfully remove the stain and the etching.

Whether your marble benchtop or vanity needs cleaning or polishing, The Marble Man will provide a solution.

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Have oily make up stains spoiled the look of your marble bathroom vanity?

Natural Granite benchtops and vanities are extremely hard and durable, however over time they can still stain. Constant exposure to cooking oils, oily makeup and skin lotions, can cause these substances to build up and penetrate the stone.

Common areas for discolouration in the kitchen are around the cooktop and sink, and in the bathroom, around the vanity basin, where toiletries and containers stand.

The Marble Man will assess your granite benchtop to determine which process will successfully remove the stains.  Where the stains are more superficial, Nano technology will be used. Where a stain has penetrated deeper into the stone, a poultice may be required to draw out the stain.

These treatments will improve the general unevenness of the reflection, however only polishing will fully restore the surface and remove deep stains and worn areas.

The Marble Man has developed a special granite polishing system called Fusion Polish to restore the factory finish to granite surfaces.

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Does your Caesarstone kitchen benchtop look yellow or stained?

There are many different brands of engineered stone benchtops. Some of the more popular stones include Caesarstone, Essa Stone, Quantum Quartz, Silestone and Smart Stone.

These come with a manufacturer’s seal, however over time all engineered stone benchtops and vanities will stain or discolour, especially if the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions are not followed. As with marble and granite benchtops, oil and grease, food, makeup and toiletries can penetrate and stain the surface.

Up until recently, yellowing of engineered stone benchtops has been impossible to remove. The Marble Man however, has developed a special poultice that dramatically improves the colour of the stone and in some cases completely removes yellowing. Results will vary depending on the severity of the staining or age discolouration.

The stone surface is firstly cleaned using a Nano technology product to remove surface staining and grime. The poultice is professionally applied and left for several days to penetrate the stone.  After the poultice is removed the surface is cleaned and an anti-bacterial treatment applied.

If the benchtop or vanity has scratches, dull spots from scourers, worn areas, as well as stains, these can also be removed. The Marble Man has also developed a special process for polishing engineered stone called Fusion Polish. This process will even out the surface and improve the shine and reflection of the engineered stone.

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Do you know how to care for your marble and stone benchtops?

  • Soak up spills from wine, juice, vinegar, coffee, tea, oil and other acidic and common kitchen and bathroom liquids IMMEDIATELY, to avoid staining and etching.
  • Use a damp, soft cloth with mild, warm, soapy water to initially clean the stone.
  • Rinse with fresh water to avoid the build up of soapy residue.
  • Dry the surface with a soft, damp cloth such as a chamois, to maintain the shine and avoid streaking.
  • Use only a professionally recommended product to regularly clean and protect, such as Rejuvenata
  • Seek professional advice before attempting to remove stubborn stains or etch marks, rather than causing further damage by using an unsuitable product.
  • Wipe over benchtops regularly to avoid ring marks and etching from beverages, soaps, perfumes, aftershaves, cosmetics.
  • Keep oil containers and toiletries in a protective vessel or on a matt if sitting on a benchtop.
  • Reconstituted and natural stones are somewhat heat resistant, however place very HOT or COLD items on a pot stand, cutting board or teatowel to avoid stone discolouration or cracking.
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