Myth 1: Never use marble or limestone countertops because they stain too easily.
Busted: "I love the soft colors and movement of limestone," says Sue Murphy, interior designer and owner of The Freckled Frog in Reno, Nevada. "In fact, I find that the movement conceals stains and it doesn't show water spots and dirt like polished granite does. The key to preserving a limestone or marble surface is using a really good professional sealer to prevent spills from seeping in. For serious stains, such as red wine, apply a poultice of Comet and water overnight to bleach it out."