This is an old post that I originally published in 2011 but I’m reposting today since it’s too good of a trick not to know.
Clumsiness runs in my veins. More times than not I knead food coloring into fondant or playdough straight on the countertop without thinking that it might stain it. Over the years I have become a pro at getting it off quickly and easily. My husband had no idea this huge pink stain was on the counters yesterday until he saw the pictures tonight. I’m that good. You can be too.
Really this technique works anytime you need to draw color out of a laminate or non stone surface. If you have granite or quartz counters than you are very blessed and this might not work. It did work to get permanent marker off of my engineered marble bathroom vanity so it might work on yours.
All you need to do is pour dish soap on the stain and let it set.
I poured a huge puddle of Dawn dish soap on all the food color stains left from the playdough and let it set. When Damion walked in the room, I just quickly grabbed the nearest towel and covered it up so he wouldn’t go postal.
Let it set 10 minutes for a fresh stain and a few hours for an old stain.
Now just start wiping it up with a dry cloth….
It will wipe off!
Any stubborn stains that are left, just reapply the soap and do it again.
And your husband will never be the wiser….. unless he sees the pictures.
Now can someone tell me how to get this off?