Removing Stains from Countertops – Including Koolaid!
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. Removing stains from countertops is much easier than you would think.
Really this technique works anytime you need to draw color out of a laminate or non stone surfaces and should work on most stone countertops as well. We have some quarts countertops that we have used this technique to get stains off of as well. If you have granite counters than might not work however it’s only the cost of some dishsoap so give it a try. 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.
The good news is that you can use this technique on so many things to get stains off. The soap pulls the stain up, right off of the surface. Just repeat the process until it is all gone.
To Recap How to Get Stains Off of Countertops:
- Apply dish soap liberally to the stain
- let dish soap set on stain for approx. 10 min for a new stain and a few hours for old set in stains.
- Use a barely damp old towel to wipe away dish soap and the stain.
- Repeat as necessary.
That’s it! Use this method to get stains off of your countertops or any other hard surfaces where a stain has set in.
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