Removing Stains from Marble
LESLIE: Ronny in Maryland, you’ve got The Money Pit. What can we do for you today?RONNY: Oh, hi. I have a marble table that we had some oil from Subway. We had some extra oil when we ordered sandwiches and it made a ring around. I want to know how to get that out.LESLIE: Oh. Hmm.TOM: Marble’s a pretty porous material, so it does that quite easily, doesn’t it?LESLIE: Yeah, and oil is like enemy.TOM: Yep.LESLIE: Hmm. You got to try to do something that’s going to draw the oil up out of the marble itself because it’s probably already pretty much sucked down into that surface. What you might want to try is a mixture of peroxide and baking soda or peroxide, baking soda and cornstarch and I’d kind of do equal parts of everything. And mix this up so it’s almost like a paste.TOM: (overlapping voices) Like a paste.LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Yeah. And you want to put it on top of that stain and let it sit there and see if it’ll absorb that oil up. And then once it kind of dries off, make sure you clean it really well with soapy water just to get everything away and see if you’ve done any damage; you know, taking the stain away, I mean.If traditional peroxide doesn’t work, I’ve heard of peroxide that you can get from the pharmacist that’s like 40-percent hydrogen peroxide rather than like the three to four percent that we get at the over-the-counter area and that might help you kind of get the stain out a little bit more. Other than that – it’s worth a shot.RONNY: Alright. Hey, thank you very much.LESLIE: And good luck.TOM: You’re welcome, Ronny. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.