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How to Make a Poultice Solution

Poultices are extremely absorbent substances and can typically be made at home using household items. Some poultice recipes will require specific ingredients depending on the type of stain. Here is a simple stone poultice recipe that can be used to treat most stains.

What you will need:

  • Hydrogen peroxide – 40% by volume.
  • Gloves
  • Unscented baby powder or talcum powder
  • Plastic cup
  • Plastic wrap
  • Razor blade
  • Masking tape
  • Plastic putty knife
  • Stirrer stick

Steps to make a poultice solution:

  1. Pick a test area (approx. 16″x16″) that has the most damage or staining to it.
  2. Combine the peroxide and the baby powder in the cup and mix until it is a paste about the consistency of peanut butter.
  3. Apply the paste to the stained area with the putty knife- about 1/4″ thick.
  4. Cover the area with plastic wrap.
  5. Tape down the edges using masking tape.
  6. Use the razor blade to cut one or two slits in the plastic so it can breathe.
  7. Allow the paste to stay on the counter for 24 hours.
  8. After 24 hours., use the plastic putty knife to scrape off the now dried paste.
  9. Rinse the work area with water and dry with a paper towel.
  10. After the surface is completely dry, compare the test space to the rest of the counter and evaluate your progress.
  11. You should see a distinct difference.

This recipe can always be altered to treat specific types of stains. Oil-based and grease stains, for example, should use a stripper or degreaser to replace the peroxide, while a rust stain should substitute a product called Iron Out, intended to treat rust spots.

Granite and Marble Designs Can Help

If you’re unable to remove countertop stains on your own using this poultice recipe, you may need professional assistance to restore the appearance of your stone countertop. Granite and Marble Designs has the expertise to identify the proper way to treat your countertop stains, and our restorative services can help ensure your countertops remain beautiful for years to come.

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