How To Polish Marble Basins

If your marble sink starts to look dull and has minor scratches, then perhaps it’s about time for you polish your basin to rejuvenate its appearance. Here’s what you will need:

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Sponge
  • Low-speed polisher
  • Wash cloth or soft rag
  • Polishing and marble sealer

The Cleaning and Polishing Process:

  • If it is your first time to polish your marble, it would be best for you to watch a do-it-yourself video to ensure that you would get the polishing right on your first attempt.
  • Before applying a polisher, wash the basin with mild all-purpose cleaner. Pick a non-abrasive detergent then use the sponge to wash the surface and the entire basin. You can also use a wash cloth as an alternative to sponge.
  • Make sure that the basin is already free from soap before drying it with a clean wash cloth.
  • Check for remaining stains. If there are hard to remove stains, you can use marble stain remover before proceeding. There is a proper way of removing stains with instructions that can be found separately on the stain remover packaging.
  • If your marble basin is already free from stains and is already thoroughly dry, you can start applying the polish.
  • Pour the recommended amount of polishing compound to the surface of your marble basin.  Use a felt wheel with low to medium speed for polishing. Remember not to press too hard to prevent overdoing your polishing.
  • For hard to reach corners, use a wash cloth to apply the polishing compound. You can also do the same for edges of countertop marble basins too.
  • When you are done with polishing, tap your basin’s surface with a clean wash cloth or you can also use a vacuum to dry the surface.
  • Check for remaining wet areas or for remaining compound. Use the washcloth to thoroughly dry the basin.

Do not use the marble basin until the next day. Let it dry with natural air or ventilation. The next day, apply the sealer with a soft, clean rag. You can also a soft-bristle brush as an alternative. Check the label of your sealer for specific directions in sealing the polisher. Let the sealer dry naturally.