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Etchings and Dull Spots Removal

The undesired etching is the white/light dull spots you can find on marble surfaces, which are hard to get rid of and are very unpleasant. Such spots may be caused by acidic or alkaline liquids left on the surfaces. In other words, it’s chemical burns. Those spots can be in different shapes like in the shape of a spill, spray pattern (caused by spraying the wrong cleaner), drops or glass-rings. They can be deep or not soo deep.

It most commonly happens with marble, travertine, limestone, onyx and other calcite-based stones. Sometimes hard water can leave salt spots in the form of white crystal powder, that may look like etching but it is not.

Etching may change the texture of marble surface to dull, non-uniform appearance. In some cases when marble contacting with strong, like industrial acidic chemicals, the marble can be burned and melted to the rough surface and even destroyed to sand-like particles.

Some Causes of Etchings on Marble

Acidic foods & drinks:
– lemons
– juice
– most fruits
– coffee
– caustic soda
– wine
– dressings
– ketchup
– vinegar
– many others.

Cleaning chemicals and cleaners:
– bleach
– ammonia
– glass cleaners like Windex or Fantastik
– Ajax/Comet
– sink/toilet cleaners
– porcelain/ceramic cleaners
– stainless steel cleaners
– some personal care products
– most general household cleaners.

Some liquids will only etch your marble while others will do both etch and stain. In such a case, if your marble has both etches and stains, for restoration you will need to perform two different procedures, known as refinishing and applying a poultice.

Etchings on Granite

The granite is the igneous rock and not calcite-based stone and typically will not etch. If the etchings appeared on your granite, that’s mean you granite more likely is “doctored”. “Doctoring” granite is a method of artificial dyeing granite by applying a compound to the surface and “baking” in an oven with high temperature to fuse compound,  for the only purpose of enriching the color and raising its price. The etches can happen on that coat and not on granite itself. Unlike etches on marble, etches on doctored granite cannot be easily removed or polished.

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    Lynn W.
    5 star rating

    Eugene blew us away with how fantastic our bathroom turned out. We recently moved into an apartment and were disappointed by how poorly the marble stone was kept. A friend recommended Eugene, he was very responsive and professional. You can tell he takes pride in his work. He spent two full days polishing, cleaning, caulking and grouting the entire bathroom and it looks like new. Before he left we asked for a proposal for the kitchen! I highly recommend him and would use him for every stone job we have moving forward.
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    Elle S.
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    The first, I was impressed with how fast they got back to me after asking for a quote. Eugene was professional, fast, and keep his promises. He communicates well and it was very easy to work with him, and I was very pleased. It is very important to me that people who I work with is professional and trustworthy. I can see a long-term relationship with them and am very happy to find them. By the way I found them by looking for an answer on Houzz for my question about my furniture.



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    Leonard K.
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    Eugene did right by us! Lowest estimate of several I received, but no corners cut. Very patient answering all my questions by email, super professional and respectful in my apartment, including thorough cleanup, and my counters look great!



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    Eugene was great. My contractor ruined our "travertine" floors. Our contractor used the wrong grout and my pale colored stone floors looked dirty. Eugene to the rescue! Eugene scrubbed, polished and regrouted the bathroom stone floor and it looks just the way it was meant to. Eugene told us that the stone was really limestone. He was quiet and went straight to work. I found him to be very respectful. He saw we had new flooring in the house and took off his shoes. Class act. We highly recommend Eugene. Now my family can finally move into our first home.



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    Allison M.
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    Eugene absolutely saved the day for us, and we are so grateful. With only 3 days left to move out of our BK apt, our movers cracked a priceless family heirloom marble dresser top. We were devastated! A friend of mine who does object restoration for museums gave me ABC's website, and Eugene spent a day communicating with me, and came, to our home (in a mask) the very next day and restored our marble on location and in our tight time frame. When he was finished, it was stunning, and we are beyond grateful to him. I hope I never need his services again, but I strongly recommend him to others. At the end, he even helped us correctly package the marble for our move so we didn't need to have the movers risk harming the marble again. We are so grateful to him!



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