Jan 22, 2013· DISADVANTAGES: 1. A messy process, requiring additional work to clean up. 2. If oxalic acid is included in the powder, it can cause etching or blistering of marble and limestone depending on the skill of the person using it. 3. Requires equipment (i.e., a floor machine, wet vac, mop, mop bucket, etc.). Grinding with Diamonds. ADVANTAGES: 1.