Perfume Stain on Glossy Surface?

Help! How do I get rid of this perfume stain on my glossy counter? I tried soapy water but it just doesnt go


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November 15, 20200 found this helpful

This has been on there for a while and it might not come off at all. Normally if you get the perfume stain on any surface you are to take immediate action to remove it and not allow it to set in as it has now.

The normal recommendation would be ut mix dish soap with water and some white vinegar to rub on the stain and allow it to sit for 30 minutes. Here is a site that has a few solutions to your problem that might help you out some. The solution that works best is the dish soap, vinegar, and water to remove these stains if you do it immediately after the spill. The stain right now has had time to discolor the surface and it might be too late to get it off.

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November 16, 20200 found this helpful

I'm not sure what type of counter top you have, but for fiberglass, the recommended procedure to remove stubborn stains that won't go away with mild detergent, vinegar, or baking soda should be addressed with acetone nail polish remover or paint thinner. Pour a small amount onto a clean cotton cloth and rub the stain until it is fully dissolved. Use a clean damp cloth to rinse the area. When treating stains in this manner, be sure the room is well ventilated and that the acetone or paint thinner does not go down the drain or spill onto other surfaces. (If this takes the stain out, you can then use automotive wax to polish a fiberglass surface; however, it will make the surface very slippery when wet, which may not be ideal for storing items in the bathroom.)

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November 16, 20201 found this helpful

Thank you for your help its just a high gloss worktop

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November 16, 20200 found this helpful

A small amount of water, dish detergent, and vinegar. Combine and mix well, then apply to the spot. Also there are other recipes for those tough to come out stains , on this link. -

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November 16, 20200 found this helpful

You can try a paste of baking soda with drops of white vinegar added to give it texture of cake icing. Leave that mix on the stain for 15 minutes, then sponge off. Repeat if it is working. It may not work depending on what the counter is made of.

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November 17, 20200 found this helpful

Your counter top may be Formica so maybe it will be okay to use all of the different cleaning solutions recommended.
Does the area feel 'rough' to the touch? If so, this may have damaged the surface and you may be able to lighten/remove the stain but you may not be able to repair the countertop surface.

You say that you have tried soap and water but maybe just add some white vinegar to this and let it rest on the stain for 15-30 minutes and maybe this will do better than just soap and water.

If this does not lighten the stain then maybe try the baking soda treatment that Pghgirl suggested but you should be aware that a baking soda/water paste will be slightly abrasive, so it is important not to rub the paste into the laminate surface. Wipe it away and rinse with clear water and clean cloths.
You can also use fresh lemon juice instead of white vinegar (with baking soda).

I have also used a product called Soft Scrub that usually did a good job on counters like this. Some people recommend Barkeepers Friend as these are just slightly abrasive.

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