Stains. They really can spoil a gorgeous kitchen. And removing them from your kitchen slabs or cupboards can be challenging. Imagine you have a brunch to host the following day and accidentally stained your pigeon-white marble top while doing the prep. Especially these days where with our luxury kitchen we invite guests right into chat with us while we cook, unlike the old days where the mess was hidden from the guests.
If the stain doesn’t go away using the kitchen cleaning products available at your home, you may need to contact a professional. Find someone experienced from the local database for kitchen renovation in Drummoyne. These professionals offer stain removal services as well as their design and renovation services. But if you are not able to get any expert help right away, you can try some hacks to make the stains fade a bit so that your guests don’t notice.
We have listed some tried and tested kitchen stain-removing tricks on this blog, which are reasonable solutions for food or liquid stains. But if you’ve made a burn stain, that needs immediate professional attention. DIY won’t cut it there!
- Towel and bleach for granite
People love granite tops for their plush appearance as the anchor element of their kitchen space. But if you are not careful, some oriental sauces and pastes like soy sauce or ginger and curry paste can leave their imprints on your favourite stone. Take care with turmeric! People often believe stains will not seep into granite since it is a stone and comes with a sealant. That they can wipe every stain with a kitchen cleaning solution, but unfortunately that is not the case.
Still, granites are comparatively easier to clean than the other varieties of countertops. If you have food stains on your granite, grab a cotton hand towel and soak that in bleach. (Always use gloves while dealing with bleach.) Now, evenly spread the towel on the stain to cover the entire surface. Leave it for 24 hours. Then, remove the towel and rinse the area with water. Stains will surely fade almost 60-70%, if not completely!
- Soapy water for marble stains
If you have a marble kitchen top, you should not wipe it with a towel in the first place. Marbles are porous, and although they come with a sealant, some liquids can make their way beneath and spread themselves under and leave marks. To clean an accidental spill on your marble, blot the liquid away first and then remove the sealant.
Next, wash the area with warm water. Add a dash of soft soap. Wash again to remove the soap thoroughly, then dry the surface with a soft cloth. You may not be able to put the sealant back. But this will tide you over until you can get a professional to come reseal it for you.
- Baking soda
Baking soda pastes are known to be able to clean almost anything under the sun! And it’s true.. Not only food or sauce stains or tea/coffee stains, the partnership of baking soda and water can even remove mild heat marks on the kitchen counter. Preferably, you should always use coasters or holders to put a heated pan on the countertop. To remove a heat mark from a granite countertop, make a thin or thick paste of baking soda with water, depending on how sticky or firm the stain is. But never use this trick to clean marble, ceramic, aluminium, and wooden surfaces, or your precious silver crockeries.
- Steel wool
Steel wools with soapy water can effectively clean durable and stylish acrylic cabinets. But these wools come in hard and soft varieties. Use the soft one to avoid any accidental abrasion or scratches. Test an area first if unsure.
- Nail polish remover
This substance is widely used to remove stains apart from removing nail polish. These removers are ethyl alcohols, which are perfect for cleaning glass surfaces. If you have grease stains, nail polish removers can do wonders. However, never use it on a varnished or lacquered surface or a cabinet made of treated wood. Alcohol-based liquid should not be used to clean stains on these surfaces.
When spills or stains occur on our favourite kitchen décor, we can panic. And when we panic, we can make it worse. With luxury kitchens, it’s always best to call a professional first. That person can guide you and let you know if the problem needs immediate attention before they reach your home and then can handle the stain expertly.