How to Remove Stains from Plastic Laminate Countertops
The kitchen is a very common place for stains and messes, and plastic laminate countertops always seem to get stained one way or another. There are a lot of ways that people say that you can remove the stains from plastic laminate countertops, but we’re going to look at one of the more common ways to do so.
What you will need:
- Nail polish remover
- Baking soda
- White Rags (to prevent staining from the dye in the rag)
- Safety glasses
- Rubber Gloves
- Paper towels
During this whole process, make sure to wear safety goggles and rubber gloves. The chemicals you are using can cause irritation to the skin and eyes if you are not careful.
- Take the baking soda and water and mix them to make a thick paste. This thick paste should then be taken and applied to the stain. After application, lay a wet paper towel over the mixture so that it stays moist as the stain is removed.
- After about 15 minutes, take the wet paper towel off and dry the area with a dry rag. In some cases where the stain is not that dark, it may already be gone. If not, take another rag and wet it with a solvent such as nail polish remover. Take the rag and rub away the stain.
- After the stain has been rubbed away, dry the area with a dry rag.
If you wish, you can prevent future staining by applying a protective coating with a countertop polish or other product that is meant for countertops. These are usually available in a spray or liquid that you can wipe on. Make sure to wipe off any excess after you are done.