This is a safe everyday homemade marble cleaner that cuts grease effectively. Learn how to make your own DIY marble cleaner with just a few ingredients.

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Our Danby marble counters have sparked a lot of curiosity. Do they etch, stain, chip, do we really love them, did we seal them, and how do we clean them?

I’ve answered almost all of your burning questions but saved the simplest for last.

A kitchen sink with a bottle of marble cleaner and a sprig of rosemary.

So many factors go into choosing a marble cleaner – will it eliminate oil, food residue, germs, be safe for the marble and most importantly, safe for your family. You know my motto, sometimes simple is simply the best.

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Homemade Marble Cleaner

We used Mrs. Meyers on the Danby Marble at our previous home and didn’t experience any issues, but I wasn’t convinced a commercial cleaning spray was all that great for marble, either.

A white sink with a tray of marble cleaner and a gold faucet.

There are a number of marble cleaners available. Some leave streaks, some work just fine, but I didn’t find one cleaned any deeper or better than another.

To be honest, nothing cleaned better than this diy marble cleaner – the old fashioned way with soap and water.

Dish soap is gentle, safe, and effective. Given that grease is the only thing that stains sealed Danby marble, I love that dish soap cuts through grease.

A tiny drop on a damp cloth or paper towel does the trick, but I began to bottle my own spray for convenience.

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Homemade Marble Cleaner Ingredients

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How to Make

  1. In a spray bottle, add 1 “squirt” of dish soap and slowly fill with warm water.
  2. To use this natural marble cleaner, just spray and wipe. No need to rinse! 

So easy, right? Not only are our marble counters beautiful a year later, I can feel good about it, too.

Do you do this, too? I can rarely recall when my mom used something other than soap and water to clean our counters.

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Marble Cleaner

Safe everyday homemade marble cleaner that cuts grease effectively. An all natural countertop cleaner recipe made in less than 1 minute!
Total: 1 minute
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Ingredients  

  • Bottle
  • dish soap
  • water

Instructions 

  • In a spray bottle, add 1 "squirt" of dish soap
  • Slowly fill with warm water.

Tips

To use this natural marble cleaner, just spray and wipe. No need to rinse! So easy, right? Not only are our marble counters beautiful a year later, I can feel good about it, too.

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18 Comments

  1. We have sandstone counters in our kitchen and they stain terribly.  There are a few grease stains that refuse to come out!  I’ve tried everything recommended .. if you have any ideas for a “magic” solution, I certainly would appreciate your input.

    1. Sadly I don’t, I have a few of my own that went unnoticed and “fixes” seem to only make them worse, sorry! I’d pretend I was European and embrace them!

    2. Try StoneTech oil stain remover. I just had Danby marble installed and the contractors left a grease stain on the unsealed counters. I immediately called someone that specializes in marble repair to look at it and this is what they recommended. You have to let the product sit on your counter for 2+ days until it drys out, but it works like magic and I can barely notice the stain now.

  2. We are in the process of building a house, and plan to use the Imperial Vermont Danby marble in our kitchen. The owner of one of the marble warehouses told us that one of the biggest problems with the marble staining is created from the moisture content when the sealer is applied.  As you know the marble cutting involves a lot of water during that process.  He  recommended that we install the marble countertops, and leave them in the house with the air conditioners running for two days allowing them to dry out well. The sealer is then applied. This reduces the moisture content in the marble from the start, resulting in a more durable finish.  Our home will not be completed until December so I can not tell you how well this works yet, but I will post again with an update.  

    1. I bet that’s right, Patti! I’m going to try resealing ours agin. So smart! Thank you SO much for sharing!

  3. Hello, I love your gold paper towel stand and have been looking for one for ages. Where did you get it or did you spray paint a black one? Thanks!

  4. You must have heard me ask my coworker how to clean my marble counters. Thank you for this post!! Will dawn soap work? How about the faucets toilet and tub surrounding the marble?

  5. I use Thieves from Young Living or Daily Granite from Method. Our island is Statuary marble, but the perimeter of the kitchen is plain black granite. The dish soap streaks the granite so I need something to work on both. Dish soap works great on the marble though!  As you say, simple is often best!