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Removing Miracle-Gro Stains?

I spilled Miracle-Gro on a vintage stoneware platter with some crazing. It now has blue spots. I have tried bleach, Bar Keeper's Friend, hydrogen peroxide, oxyclean powder, and alcohol, all of which I had on hand. Any ideas on how to get this stain out?

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

It is probably permanent, since it seeped in. Sorry.

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

All the things you've tried were good choices, but didn't work because of the crazing of the glaze It allowed the blue to seep into the stoneware itself. About the only other thing I can think of to try is denture cleaner. Dissolve a couple tablets in as little water as needed to make a paste, then slather onto the areas of blue stains and let sit for a day or two. Cover the platter with plastic wrap to keep the paste moist, and hope it works. If it works at all, repeat the process as many times as needed to remove as much staining as you can. Good luck, and report back here if it works.

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PS -Did you try a paste of white distilled vinegar and a bit of water?

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

Most likely the stain is going to be permanent, but before you give up hope, try rubbing either a lemon or an orange or some citrus fruit (or citrius JUICE) over the stain and see if that dissolves it. Miracle gro is mostly potassium and sometimes citric acid (which is in the juice) will lift the stain.

That is provided that the bleach or other things you tried didn't burn it in.

So sorry! Post back with an update.

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

If the stain was not permanent in the beginning some of the products you used may have made it more permanent (especially the bleach).

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I would suggest you contact the company - Miracle Gro and ask them for advice. They are very good about answering questions like this.
www.miraclegro.com/.../email-us?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=6b4cf4e667dc00d7a045bbaf123c0de661fb097f...

If this does not work then try taking your piece to your Ace or True Value hardware store and ask for advice. If you cannot take the piece then take some pictures to show that it is not something used for food. These stores usually have very qualified people available to help with problems like this.

If none of that works then you might try this:
I have read that using a strong 30-40 volumes Hydrogen Peroxide (usually found at beauty supply stores only) with something like regular flour or baby powder (talcum) - make a paste like mix and and push it down into the crevices.

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You can try regular home Hydrogen Peroxide if you cannot get the stronger stuff. Then take a small thick hand towel or larger if necessary; wet the towel, wring it out and heat it in the microwave for a few seconds until just hot; lay this over the spot where you placed the mix and wait 15 minutes - heat the towel again and hopefully this will draw some of the blue out of the stoneware.

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December 18, 20200 found this helpful

Using Hair Peroxide from a beauty supply is better than and stronger to use , than the health/drug store stuff. Your piece will have to be submerged in the solution and given much time to work. - www.worthpoint.com/.../how-remove-stains-your-antique-china.... - also a few home remedies, just in case - homeguides.sfgate.com/home-remedies-cleaning-stoneware...

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