How To Remove Sticky Residue From Marble

updated Mar 8, 2019
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Yes, marble is a stone, but it is surprisingly soft which makes it very susceptible to damage. Minimize the risk of scratches by avoiding using tools like a metal spatula blade or butter knife to remove sticky residue. Try this tip instead:

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What You Need


  • Cooking oil (canola or olive work great!)


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1. Pour a good amount of oil over the sticky residue and lightly work it in with your finger. Once you’ve completely covered the area, start to work up the edges of any tape or other residue with your fingernail. Continue doing this until all sticky residue has been removed.

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2. Follow up by rinsing the area with warm water.

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