Casting marble (cast marble, artificial stone) is a composite made of natural marble chips or quartz filler. Baths are made of molded marble and shell. To extend the operational life, the product is covered with a protective gelcoat.
It is a pleasure to take care of this surface, because you can not resort to the use of special means, but confine yourself to a regular sponge and soapy substance.
At the same time, the color palette of cast marble is extremely diverse, which allows you to choose the color for at least some conceived interior.
The surface quality of molded marble is generally such that over time it does not change the initial color: the product is not afraid of ultraviolet rays or long water.
In order to give a shine to a product made of cast marble, which has already been used for quite a considerable time, you can use soft car polishes or special polishing paste. When using the paste, you can polish the surface of the bath or sink with a drill with a felt nozzle. If during the use of the casting sink or bath all the same it was not possible to avoid various chips, scratches, cracks, then you can clean and degrease the damaged areas using acetone applied on a clean snow-white flannel cloth.
After the acetone has dried, it is necessary to apply a layer of gelcoat, mixing it in advance with the hardener. In order for the composition to hardened it takes about 12 hours, after which it is necessary to polish the damaged area.
And according to tradition, we warn you that you should not use abrasives, hard lips and scouring pads to clean cast marble products, and you should wear gloves when you take care to keep your hands awake and beautiful and avoid creating skin cleansers.
All you need for caring for marble is a soft cloth, pure water and a piece of suede. Every day, wipe the piece of marble with a soft cloth dipped in water, and then polish it with a piece of suede to shine. It is recommended to wash marble surfaces with a warm detergent several times a year. For this suitable solution dishwashing detergent. After surface treatment with detergent, wash the marble with clear water and polish with a dry towel or chamois.
If you have something soiled the marble surface, try to immediately remove the pollution using lips and warm water, so that the marble did not have time to absorb the coloring matter. If you spilled a reddish wine, immediately blot the stain with a napkin, but do not rub it, otherwise the stain remains on the surface of the marble product. After removing the stain, wash the natural stone surface again with clean water and wipe with a dry cloth. Now we will try to figure out how to properly wash the marble, to remove the mud and at the same time not to throw stains on the marble.
How to wash marble
Washing marble consists of 2 steps. This is cleaning the surface from contamination and stone protection.
First you need to carry out dry cleaning and remove from the marble surface with a soft brush solid particles of dirt, dust and small debris.
Next, the marble product must be treated with a special tool for daily care. If marble has very powerful contamination, then use concentrated cleaning solutions to remove stubborn stains. After wet cleaning, you need to leave the marble surface alone for a while and let it dry naturally. Then you can proceed to surface treatment with protective agents. Now the marble surface can be protected in 3 main ways:
- surface treatment with wax, which makes a protective film on the surface of the stone and gives the product a pristine shine;
- surface impregnation with dirt-repellent agents.
In this case, the impregnation seeps into the depths of the stone and makes a film that prevents the penetration of dirt, various liquids and oils. At the same time, some dirt-repellent agents have a tinting effect. Applying such a tool on marble, you can give it the effect of a wet stone;
- mixed method, which includes the processing of marble with a stain-resistant impregnation and wax.
There is also a combined detergent for marble, which includes synthetic or natural wax.
These cleaners are great for the daily care of marble.
Sometimes after washing the marble surface is required to apply polish. For example, marble floors are best treated with anti-slip polish
Why not clean marble
You can not clean the marble with Coca-Cola, vinegar, orange juice, as well as sand, chalk chips and other abrasive products. In addition, it is not recommended to remove mud from the marble surface with products containing heavy acids and products intended for cleaning clay tiles.
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