Everything You Need to Know about Marble Polishing Powder and Why to Use It
Even though it is not a singular solution to the problems such as stains, etches or scratches on a marble surface, marble polishing powder is always a practical alternative to be used within marble polishing process.
Do you know what marble polishing powder is and how it works? If your answer is a “no”, then keep on reading this article. Because in this article we are going to talk about all you need to know about marble polishing powder and why you should use it.
What is a marble polishing powder?
This powder helps you to restore the gloss to marble floors and surfaces. Most of the marble polishing brands benefit from high-tech solutions and their products deliver the wet and gloss looks on the application area. Also, you can use this kind of powder for limestone and travertine floors and surfaces, as well.
How to Apply It?
If you would like to use marble surfaces for long times and to keep such surfaces clean and shiny all the time, you must give them a good and regular care. Marble polishing powder must be a part of this routine.
The first thing you should do is to remove the offenders from the area where you will apply the polishing powder. If you apply it without removing the stains or dust, you will directly draw the attention to the stain or dirt by making the dirty spot shinier and more noticeable.
This powder is really easy to use and very effective on any type of marble surfaces. You can use this product to polish marble, travertine and limestone surfaces. And wet method is the most preferred method since most stones respond to this product best when they are wet. All you need to do is to sprinkle a small amount of the powder on the dull area only and then spray with water in order to achieve a paste-like solution. Think of it as a kind of toothpaste; it should not be too runny or too thick. Just make sure that you use sufficient amount of water.
Then, take a pad or a cloth and apply the creamy powder on the area with circular motions. When you are done, just wipe dry the area. That is all. Yes, it is a piece of cake. If you like, you can add a final buffing with a polishing pad but we believe that will not be necessary (unless the floors or countertops are heavily damaged) because this powder will give you the desired shine.
Also depending on the dull look, you might need a second application. But if you have a regular cleaning routine for marble surfaces, the second application will not be necessary.
How does it work?
Marble polishing powder includes very fine abrasive grains, which means that if you apply it through buffing; you will achieve a high gloss. Also, the ingredients of such powders cannot be soluble in water. In other words, the polish will not dissolve when you add water in it.
What are the advantages?
This is a very easy method for polishing marble surfaces (also works for travertine and limestone surfaces)
Polishing powder is an inexpensive method for adding shine to marble if you are on a budget.
Most of the times, one application is enough for the desired shiny look (unless you have a highly damaged marble surface).
Powder, itself creates very reflective finish, just like polished marble tiles.
You can also achieve smooth and silky surface by using this powder.
Warning: Use protective gloves while applying this powder and do not inhale. Also, avoid too much water.