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 contact.
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.