Friday, January 18, 2013

Remove Cigarette Stains From Marble Sinks

You might have recently quit smoking, live with a smoker or still are a smoker who wants to rejuvenate the color and quality faded by cigarette smoke over the years. Your marble sinks might look like there is no bringing back the color they once had, but there are things you can do to bring some of the life back, and remove cigarette smoke stains and burns for good.


Cigarette Burn Instructions

1. With a sponge or rag and an all-purpose spray cleaner, wash the counter of any surface dust and grime before proceeding to the harder clean. Let dry or dry with a towel.

2. Mix 1 tbsp. white vinegar with 1 tbsp. baking soda to form a pasty mixture. With a cotton swab, dab the paste generously on the cigarette burn, covering the burn completely.

3. Let it sit for two minutes then scrub vigorously with the steel wool sheet. When scrubbing, press down hard on the burn while moving the steel wool rapidly back and forth. The burn should come up after a little scrubbing.

4. Repeat these steps for any other cigarette burns, then clean the countertop thoroughly once again, as the baking soda and vinegar mixture can cause irritation to the eyes and cuts to the skin if contact is made.

Smoke Stain Instructions

5. With a sponge or rag and an all-purpose spray cleaner, wash the counter of any surface dust and grime before proceeding to the harder clean. Let dry or dry with a towel.

6. Put on rubber gloves and mix 2 tbsp. liquid bleach, 1 cup of water and 4 tbsp. baking soda in a non-corrosive container. Mix until a thick liquid forms. You can also add more baking soda and create a paste that goes on easier.

7. Spread the paste/thick liquid onto the smoke-stained marble sink or countertop with either a sponge or a paintbrush. Let sit for 30 minutes.

8. Scrub the mixture and smoke grime with a coarse sponge or steel wool sheet, wiping every inch of the counter to ensure the grime comes up all over the surface. The smoke stains should come right up, although you won't be able to tell until you clean the marble surface.

9. Clean the surface once again with all-purpose spray cleaner and a sponge or rag, as bleach and baking soda can be harmful to the eyes and skin. When the surface is bleach-free and clean, you should see a huge difference. If not, repeat these steps until you do. The bleach and baking soda will loosen the grime each time.

Related posts

    Superficial nicotine stains can be removed from marble.Nicotine stains on cultured marble are the result of old cigarettes that are placed directly on top of the marble. Removing a light nicotine...
    Smoking isn't good for your health or your home.If you've just moved into the former home of a smoker or someone in your family smokes, you've probably discovered the effects cigarette smoke can h...
    Nicotine exhausted from cigarette smoke is known for leaving a smell that is unpleasant to many people, especially those who are no used to cigarette smoke. When smoking is done routinely in a hou...
    Nicotine stains derive from tobacco.Nicotine stains coat painted walls, linoleum, vinyl and plastic objects after repeated exposure to smoke and over time. These stains can be brown, oily, grimy a...
    Cigarette smoke may create a yellow film on your windows.If you are a smoker, the nicotine may not only be affecting your body. Nicotine and tar are present in cigarette smoke -- these substances...