Gulf States Marble
1594 Short Cut Hwy. Slidell, Louisiana 70458
985-641-0925 locally or toll free 888-324-0925
Cultured marble products are usually manufactured with a high-gloss coating, called a "gel coat", applied during the manufacturing process, which becomes an integral part of the product.
How can owners keep the "good as new" look of these products for a lifetime of beauty and service? Just follow these tips:
For cultured marble & cultured granite:
Use liquid cleaner like Kaboom, Mr.Clean, Clorox, etc.(see pictures below) for regular cleaning. To remove mineral deposits and/or soap scum also use a Magic Eraser. Restore dull surfaces by using a liquid cleaning compound , followed by a light application of liquid wax or paste(such as Gel Gloss). Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, scouring pads, scrapers, or sandpaper on any part of the surfaces.
To remove built up hair spray, paint, tar, and difficult stains from the surface, use turpentine, denatured alcohol, or paint thinner. Be careful not to use turpentine or paint thinner on the hydrojets in a spa or plated components- damage to the plastic coatings may result.
To remove plaster or construction residue, scrape the surface slightly with a wooden edge and wash with a liquid cleaner. Never use wire brushes or metal tools on any part of the cultured marble surfaces.
If the stain is from hard water or mineral deposits, try using a cleaner for removing iron, calcium, or other such mineral deposits that are in your water supply. Most cleaning chemicals will not damage the gelcoat as long as label instructions are followed.
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