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

How to Remove Discoloration Caused by Hair Oil

Q. I have a brand-new bathroom stone vanity and my daughter put her
 Argan Moroccan hair oil on it (there is a ring where the oil is). What is
 the best way to remove it? Should I use a de-greaser with a poultice,
 just a degreaser, or should I use acetone?

A. People don’t normally think of stone as very absorbent, but it really does act like a
 sponge. Your vanity top has drawn that oil deep into its pores, and a degreaser will only remove what’s on the surface. Using a poultice will
 help lift the oil from beneath the surface. Make sure the poultice has a peanut butter
-like consistency and apply a ¼-inch layer evenly over the stained area. Lightly
 place plastic wrap or wax paper over the top to keep it from drying and let it sit on the area to absorb the oil. After 24 hours, remove the plastic and let the poultice dry
 for at least 48 hours. Remove the dry poultice, rinse the treated area, and let it dry. If the stain lightens even a little bit, repeat the same procedure again and again, until it gets lighter and lighter. 

If this method does not produce
 satisfactory results, call a professional restoration contractor (click here to find a PRO near you).

If the oil mark has become a permanent stain that can’t be removed, even by a professional, the last resort to
 consider is to hide the stain using a color enhancing sealer, the oil that caused the stain, or lemon oil as an enhancer. Rub it onto
 the stained area so it blends in with the ring. It will definitely darken the stone and should only be
 tried as a last resort if nothing else has removed the stain. 

For more information on stain removal please refer to our Stain Removal Application.

0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
How to Remove Black Rubber Squeegee Marks on Natural Stone Shower
Viewed 791 times since Wed, Mar 6, 2019
Here’s What To Do If 35% Hydrogen Peroxide Is Unavailable
Viewed 374 times since Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Removing grease from sandstone countertop
Viewed 590 times since Wed, Sep 12, 2018
Furniture polish on a limestone hearth
Viewed 790 times since Tue, Aug 21, 2018
How to Remove Candle Wax Marks on Bluestone
Viewed 990 times since Thu, May 16, 2019
Liquid Plumber Causes Alkaline Etch Damage On Limestone
Viewed 895 times since Fri, Mar 8, 2019
How to Remove White Powdery Substance On Coquina Tile
Viewed 2680 times since Tue, Nov 3, 2015
How to Remove a Hair Dye Stain on Marble
Viewed 70 times since Thu, Mar 12, 2020