Stone and Tile PROS | Natural Stone, Tile, Concrete
StoneandTilepros.com | A service of...
Your Stone and Tile Information & Resource Super Site

How to Remove Residual Acid Cleaner

Q. We installed a marble shower wall, and the contractor used an acid to clean it. We had it professionally repolished, but it keeps getting etched after we take a shower. What’s causing the etching and how do we correct it?

A. If you are using acid cleaners, then this is the cause of the problem. I will assume that you are using a stone-safe, pH-neutral cleaner. 

It’s possible that some residual acid in the grout or the pores of the stone is bleeding out when you take a shower. Try rinsing the shower wall with a solution of baking soda and water. Prepare approximately one cup of baking soda to one gallon of water, and flood the wall several times with this solution, which should neutralize any residual acid.

If etching occurs again, I would recommend that you have an experienced stone restoration contractor evaluate the problem. To locate a qualified PRO in your area, click here.
   
Chief Technical Director
0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
How To Polish An Onyx Marble Desk Set
Viewed 352 times since Fri, Sep 6, 2019
Stone polish dried in grout
Viewed 2440 times since Thu, Oct 22, 2009
White Marble turning Yellow
Viewed 2540 times since Wed, Jan 6, 2010
Can you recommend a good sealer for my granite?
Viewed 3013 times since Thu, Aug 21, 2008
Will A Hydrogen Peroxide Poultice Bleach New Caledonia Stone?
Viewed 330 times since Fri, Mar 1, 2019
How to remove stain from cork backed trivet on marble
Viewed 5183 times since Fri, Aug 13, 2010
How To Remove Oily Candle Wax Stain On Sandstone
Viewed 344 times since Mon, Feb 11, 2019
How do I remove a plumbers putty stain from my marble countertop?
Viewed 7620 times since Fri, Jan 29, 2010
How to Remove Wax From Bluestone
Viewed 331 times since Mon, Sep 23, 2019
Product Recommendation for Routine Cleaning of Natural Stone Shower
Viewed 409 times since Sun, Dec 1, 2019