Polish Marble Table Singapore
If you are reading this article, it is highly likely that you have a marble table at home, and it is scratched or stained in some unfortunate circumstances. Marble, a soft yet attractive natural stone, is quite porous and prone to damage from everyday use. An accidental drop of juice spilled or a drop of your kitchen cutlery on the table top is more than enough to cause disfigurement – however minor the contact – to your marble table. Hence, the need for polishing arises.
In preparation for polishing, you should have all the tools required. This includes a low-speed polisher, different grades of diamond polish pads, a few pieces of soft cotton cloths, a soft sponge, some mild detergent and a bottle of marble sealant. Optionally, you can purchase a poultice and a roll of painter’s tape, which will you will later know what purpose they serve.
Let’s Get Started
In the case of a mixed table top, say marble and wood, you should first protect the latter with some newspaper secured with painter’s tape at all edges. This will avoid accidental harm to the other surface during the polishing process. If you have a fully marble surface, it is safe to clean the surface directly with some mild detergent and a damp cloth. It is always a good idea to work on a small area initially before moving on to cover the whole surface. This principle applies to later steps as well.
Poultice For Solace
Although this step is optional, it is highly recommended especially if you have a stubborn stain on your marble table top. A commercial poultice can remove those stains which have seeped deep within the stone. First, apply a generous amount of poultice over the stain, smear to level it and then seal it with a plastic film. Let it sit for at least 24 hours before removing the plastic. Wet the area with a little warm water before cleaning it with a dry cloth. The stain should magically disappear.
Let The Polishing Begin!
Attach a diamond polishing pad low-speed polisher. As a general rule of thumb, you should always start with a course pad (grit 120) then progressively move on to finer pads. Turn on the polisher and slowly go over the entire surface. Repeat this process with a pad of grit size 300, then again with size 600. If you have grit sizes in between these values, feel free to use them at will, but remember to always increase the number.
After you have completed, remove the resultant dust with a damp sponge. You can finish up by coating the polished marble surface with a marble sealant. This will make it more resistant to water damage and prolong the life of your table top while increasing its shine and giving it a pristine look.
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