Here at home, I enjoy cleaning and organizing. I know ladies who enjoy spending time in the kitchen cooking but I have a compulsion for cleaning and assigning places for everything. Anytime I come across a product or service that I personally use and give a thumbs-up, I like to pass it along to others. Some time ago, I had an issue with stains on the kitchen counter and I was not happy. If you ever experienced the frustration of rust stains on your laminate counter-top, here is a solution.
In the past, I have let pots, cans, pans, bowls and other metal items sit on the counter-top exposed to moisture. This caused rust stains to form leaving an unsightly appearance. I will admit, this occurred over extended periods-of-time. The stains were deeply set and appeared impossible to remove.
I opt for natural or organic products for cleaning but there are times when I have to turn to products with a little more chemical strength to do the trick. I tried baking soda, toothpaste, lemon juice, nail polish remover – nothing worked. Then one day, I picked up a bottle of Soft Scrub with Bleach from a local Walmart and decided to try it. It had a very smooth creamy texture similar to a paste. I can still recall feeling amazed at how effortlessly the area came clean. It took only a few circular rubs with a damp cloth but it worked! I wiped the remaining residue with fresh water and the area looked practically new again.
Please note that it worked perfectly on a light or beige-colored Formica or laminate surface. If your surface has a darker color, I would caution to spot-check in an inconspicuous area for discoloration before use. Also, don’t use steel wool, scouring pads or powders because they will leave fine scratches on the surface.
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