Be sure to use only liquid or foam, non-abrasive cleaners such as Windex, Glass
Plus, Clean Shower, etc. To keep your cultured marble looking its best,
apply a coat of gel gloss or a car wax or rain X periodically to maintain the
shine, plus help resist soap build up and water spots. Gel gloss is available
at your local hardware store. Any lime, rust or calcium deposits may be
removed with cleaners made for that purpose. Certain chemical substances
can seriously damage your marble, even during only brief periods of
Protect your BSWB Marble from these harmful agents:
Clorox and other hypochlorite bleaches Hydrogen peroxide in any concentration Drano or other lye solutions Sane-flush or other sodium bisulfate compounds Fingernail polish remover (acetone)
Paint Strippers containing ethylene chloride
Comet, Ajax or other abrasive cleaners
Cultured marble shares the contraction and expansion characteristics of natural
marble. Attention to temperature change is particularly important during winter
months when the temperature difference of hot water in your heater and the cold
water lines feeding your house is the greatest. Avoid running hot water
exclusively into your vanity bowl. Rapid changes in water temperature can
cause your top to crack. Your top should last a lifetime if you turn the
temperature in your water heater to the low or mid range.
Many difficult stains can be avoided by attention to the proper care of your
BSWB marble product. These steps would be followed to solve unusual
cleaning problems. Grease stains and oil residues can be removed by
kerosene, mineral spirits or butyl-cellulose available from paint
outlets. Wipe clean immediately. Mold and mildew can be removed
with a diluted solution of Clorox or with Lysol. Never let pure Clorox
come into contact with your BSWB marble. Hair dye or shoe polish stains
can be removed by using polishing compound.
Repair of Scratches:
Minor surface scratches can be buffed out using an automotive buffing compound.
Deeper scratches or burns require light sanding using wet, 600 or 1000-grit
sandpaper. Sand lightly with a circular motion in as confined an area as
possible. Wet the area amply while sanding. Remove the minor
scratches that result from sanding by buffing with a polishing compound. Small
chips may be repaired by first applying clear fingernail polish and then
following the instructions for sanding out scratches.
Cleaning Whirlpool System:
Using a whirlpool tub on a regular basis helps prevent buildup in the water
lines. Mineral baths and oils are not recommended. Use a spa and tub cleaner or
2 cups of bleach and 1 cup of liquid dishwasher detergent (Cascade)
periodically to prevent residue in the system. To do this, first
fill the tub up with warm water an inch above the highest jet, start the motor
and pour in your cleaning solution.
*Never run the whirlpool motor without water in the tub.