Cleaning The Counters!!!

Decorating By hotmamatigger Updated 21 May 2008 , 10:16am by aandecakedesign

hotmamatigger Posted 19 May 2008 , 8:54pm
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Last night I made a couple hundred drop flowers, laid them out on wax paper, and left them to dry overnight. Now there are pink swirls all over my white laminate counter tops! I used my all-purpose cleaner (Method) and a baking soda/vinegar paste but there is still residue. How do I get this up and how do I keep it from happening again?

Elizabeth

21 replies
indydebi Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:41pm
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slide the wax papers onto a big baking sheet or onto your cooling racks, so they are not right on yoru countertop. Parchment paper is a little more "sturdy" than wax paper.

Jenn123 Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:47pm
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Clorox cleanup or diluted bleach should take care of your counters. Put the wax paper on cardboard or use several layers.

smab109 Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:48pm
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Keep cleaning... my daughter thought it would be fun to squirt red food coloring all over while I was in the bathroom....

I use Fantastik cleaner, I would let it soak for a few minutes, then wipe. After several repeats of those steps it eventually all came up.

Mac Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:49pm
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Use the Clorox gel cleaner...it even gets red or black up that accidently squirts on my counter.

Mizuki Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:50pm
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Have you tried cleaner with bleach, like Soft Scrub or a spray cleaner? I've used a spray cleaner with bleach and let it sit for a couple minutes and that works well.
Hope that helps a little.
Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

showersfamily4 Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:52pm
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Have you ever used a "Magic Eraser"? They are wonderful and get things off like you wouldn't imagine.

poohlegsofky Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:52pm
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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - my daughter swears by them. She has a 4 year old and a 2 year old. Give it a try.

twooten173 Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:55pm
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if you use the magic erasers, make sure to clean the counters after using it.

Katie-Bug Posted 19 May 2008 , 10:00pm
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My cabinets have a real light blue color to them, so anything with bleach takes the color out. I use the Lysol Kitchen Antibactiaral, its in a purple bottle, it works great! Good Luck!

rezzygirl Posted 19 May 2008 , 10:03pm
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Another vote for magic eraser! I use it whenever food color gets onto my counters.

SugarMama602 Posted 19 May 2008 , 10:28pm
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I'm convinced that Mr. Clean Magic Erasers really have magic in them! They get the scum off the shower doors, and food coloring off the countertops!

KoryAK Posted 19 May 2008 , 10:42pm
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I heart magic erasers

mayamia Posted 19 May 2008 , 10:49pm
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Yes to the magic eraser, they have saved me from some tough stains

Polish_princess Posted 19 May 2008 , 10:49pm
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If Mr.Clean was a real person I would marry him lol
Another vote for the magic erasers

FromScratch Posted 19 May 2008 , 11:00pm
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I heart magic erasers too!!

If not use some bleach.. I try to steer clear of harsh cleaners (method cleaners are nice and natural) but sometimes.. you gotta break out 'da big guns. icon_wink.gif

wgoat5 Posted 19 May 2008 , 11:33pm
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If you make a paste of Oxyclean it'll get 20 year old grease or paint out of anything LOL ... I'd try it ! icon_smile.gif

I heart oreo filling and the bald clean man LOL!!!

diane Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:46am
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i had the same thing happen to me. icon_surprised.gif it took a couple of days of scouring and wiping before it all came up. icon_wink.gif

KrisD13 Posted 20 May 2008 , 11:43pm
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You could always check out this site. Apparently, Coke can even remove permanent marker icon_eek.gif

http://members.tripod.com/~Barefoot_Lass/cola.html

cwcopeland Posted 21 May 2008 , 12:09am
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OK. Now I'm going to get some Magic Erasers. I've seen them but never tried them. Ya'll have convinced me.

ceshell Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:41am
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Add another vote for the magic erasers, and thanks to everyone for the tip, it never even occurred to me to use them on my countertops. They get scuff stains off walls like you would NOT believe. Now if only they worked on stretch marks and old tattoos. J/K!

aandecakedesign Posted 21 May 2008 , 10:16am
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I use softsrub w/ bleach and works great!

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