How To Polish An Onyx Marble Desk Set
Q. I bought an onyx marble pen and pencil set that had an engraving plaque on it. I removed it and of course dulled the shine when trying to clean the glue off. Any way to restore this to new? It is an old Scheaffer marble desk set. The slab is about... Read More
How to Remove a Wine Etch on an Onyx Table
Q. Someone spilled white wine on my onyx table last night. I wiped it up, but this morning I see that it looks like it penetrated the table and left a dull finish over an area about 15 inches wide. Any suggestions what to do? I have a feeling time i... Read More
Can I remove etching from my natural stone?
Q. Can I remove etching from my stone? A. Maybe. If it is polished marble or travertine or onyx, then there’s hope. If it is hone-finished marble or travertine, or hone-finished slate (like a chalk-board), or mixed "granite" then you’d be... Read More
What are those white dots on my white marble?
Q. What are those white dots on my white marble? A. This article, by Frederick M. Hueston, Stone Forensics, provides the answer.Have you ever wondered what those white dots are on white marble? You sometimes see thousands of them in high-traf... Read More
What causes spots and ring shaped marks on marble?
Q. I have a marble table top with a problem, and I need to get some advice on what may have caused it. There are lots of spots plus a few ring shaped marks. The marks cannot be cleaned off. The table was delivered in pristine condition. Is it possibl... Read More
Does sealer make marble more porous over time?
Q. My friend cleans houses for a living, she mentioned she has seen marble showers become porous with time. Is this due to having a sealant? A. Marble is a porous stone. Sealers can enhance stain resistance by filling the pores of the stone and i... Read More