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Cleaning Limeston bathroom countertops

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We have a beige/earth color limestone counter top in our bathroom. It has become stained from contact lens solution and toothpaste. I read an article about making a poultice out of peroxide and baking soda to lift the stains. I just used baking soda and water and let it sit for a few hours. I only did this in a 1 ft circular area and it looks like the stains are gone but the stone is a little discolored compared to the original and it lost its shinny look.

I used the typical stone sealer cleaner afterwards but its still dull. I also something that looked like to be more of a real sealer at homedepot but was afraid to try it. I plan on using the baking soda mixture on the entire counter top to get the color to match and clean all the stains.

Any thoughts on putting a real sealer on it or should I leave it alone?

I will try attach some pictures if needed.

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Pictures will be helpful----limestone is very absorbent----so sealing it regularly will help--

You may need to polish the stone after a number of years,if you neglect the sealing.
There might have been a sealer on that, which was removed by your poultice---
Limestone is very soft---and is easily damaged by any acid product---vinegar, lemon juice--some window cleaners---

So it was sealed---I use AquaMix brand products--but there are many other good brands---they are easily applied --read the instruction and you will be fine---
I think that one is exactly what you need----------
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