How to Polish Marble to a High Shine

Builders use marble in many parts of some homes from the floors to the bathroom sinks. Marble is a common material for tabletops as well. Over time, marble begins to look dull, but rubbing the natural stone with mild abrasives helps to restore the original shine of your marble.

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Make your dull marble surfaces shine.

Polish a Lightly Dulled Surface

Step 1

Make a mixture of 3 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 quart of water in a spray bottle.

Step 2

Spray some of the baking-soda mixture onto your marble surface. Wipe with a chamois cloth. Leave the surface of the marble a little damp and allow it to air dry.

Step 3

Crush up a stick of chalk into a small bowl.

Step 4

Dampen a clean chamois cloth with water. Dip the damp chamois into the chalk and rub it all over the surface of the marble.

Step 5

Rinse off the marble with a fresh damp chamois. Dry the marble surface thoroughly with another chamois to reveal a high shine.

Polish a Scratched Surface

Step 1

Load your hand sander with the 600-grit sandpaper. Go over the entire surface of the marble.

Step 2

Wipe off the marble with a damp chamois to remove any dust.

Step 3

Put the next highest grit sandpaper on the sander and sand again.

Step 4

Keep sanding with the next highest grit, wiping the marble after each time until the surface of the marble appears shiny.

Step 5

Buff the marble with a chamois cloth to enhance the shine of the stone.