I ironed a garment on my boss's red formica desk and it left white steam stains. Any ideas as to how to polish out these stains?
Make a paste of baking soda and lay it on the stains. Hopefully it will be removed.
Put a towel over the stain and using your iron on the towel use steam and hold it on for 20 second intervals until gone.
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I have a white ring on my beautiful Formica counter top which looks like a brown multi granite. Any solutions how to remove this ring?
Try Barkeepers Friend or a Magic Eraser.
Magic eraser didnt work
Magic eraser worked for me-had to scrub pretty hard so it will be a TV watching party when I finish the job! Thank you! I took some before and after pics and it worked great!
Can I see before and after
This was posted about 5 years ago so I don't think it will be possible to see a before and after. I don't think these members are still active on the site.
I have had very good luck on my counters using a magic eraser. It is basically a superfine abrasive.
Does anyone know how to remove heat stains on a kitchen countertop (probably Formica)?
By ks from NZ
Sorry to tell you but a heat stain is a burn and means it's damaged :-( You could try to lightly try to buff it off if it is minimal but beyond a minimal burn there's no way to repair other than replacing :-(
That is not true. I have been researching and it can be repaired.
They never said so we don't know. I did a little research on the internet and it looks like most people recommend using baking soda and vinegar to scrub off the stain. It sounds like bleach will remove the stain but also the color of the countertop.
If you find a good solution, please share it with us.
Can you tell us how you would go about fixing a heat mark like this?
Sometimes this is easy and other times it is impossible. That said, you can check out other answers fro members on this subject.
If you can 'feel' the burn (material is raised) you will most likely not be able to remove this as it has not just scorched the surface but actually burned the Formica.
Maybe start with a dampened Magic Marker but whatever you decide to try always rub lightly and do not put a lot of force behind it. Work slowly and in small spaces at a time. Keep checking and turning the 'eraser' to see if you're making any progress.
No? Some people recommend using a past of baking soda toothpaste - working in the same manner as the 'eraser'.
Another thing to try is a baking soda paste - same way as before.
Others recommend Bar Keeper's Friend, Soft Scrub, plain Dawn dish soap; some of this needs to soak after a soft scrub and wipe away after a few minutes.
There are some YouTube video's and lots of sites that have good suggestions so maybe one will work for you.
If all else fails and the mark remains unsightly you might make a tile work station over that area or even a cutting board.
You can use non/abrasive toothpaste to get rid of this burn. Here is a how to, to do this. www.hunker.com/
You can try a paste made of baking soda and salt in equal parts and enough hydrogen peroxide to make it to an icing like consistently. Spread it on with a toothbrush.
This can be very difficult to remove if it is really deep. I have gotten a few of them over the years and the best way I found to lighten them up or even get rd of them was using baking soda, salt and some vinegar to make a paste and apply to the mark. I let it sit for a bit then take a soft scrubber and start to rub this in circular motions. Do not try to over scrub this otherwise it will leave a bad mark. The soft scrubber is like a steel wool pad.
I have a black pressed laminate countertop and am having trouble removing the marks left behind from cooking. When you fry, the oil/fat that spits onto the counter leaves behind a faint mark. The only way I've found to remove the grease (because I believe I shouldn't use a scrubber on the surface) is with vinegar. I have tried lots of products, but even then there are faint marks. It could possibly be still grease left behind. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (or the knockoffs) work very well.
Use a soft cloth to wipe a mild liquid detergent or commercial cleaner on the countertop. Use a soft toothbrush to clean along seams or metal edging. Rinse with clean water and dry with a cloth towel. Dont use too much water, especially near the seams of the laminate, because it can penetrate and cause the laminate to swell and crack. Dont use an acidic cleaner like bleach, or a tub and tile cleaner, because it can etch or permanently discolor the laminate. To clean greasy buildup, use a commercial kitchen cleaner or make your own cleaning solution by mixing vinegar and water in a 50/50 solution.
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Whilst sitting on my laminated work bench, the steam generator iron has turned the laminate, under where the iron was sitting, white. What can I do?
Try a paste of baking soda and warm water.
What color is the laminate?
This is a very tough fix. If it is the color that can be covered with a sharpie and it is not in a high traffic area like a kitchen, a cosmetic coloring may be an option.
Hope you got this resolved. Post back with your solution.
How do I repair a white ring on my Corian counter top where I placed a hot skillet? Please help.
By Honest Don from Las Vegas, NV
Well, heat marks on corian is repairable. I believe the method is by sanding the area but I would contact a distributor or seller of corian to get the best way to make the repair. I am sure there are counter installers of corian that could also make the repair for you. I would look in the yellow pages for these folks and talk to them. Also in this digital age I would take a pic and print it out on your puter so they can see the damage.