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How do I get the stains out of my kitchen counters?

Asked by mtirado (137points) October 16th, 2009

We live in a 1960’s apartment and the counters may be that old. I make coffee most mornings and there are coffee stains that I can not get out of the counter, I have tried a bleach solution and many other cleaners and am wondering how else to get the stain out. It would be a plus if there were any natural cleaners anyone knows about.

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SpatzieLover's avatar

Bleach is the best. Sorry, the natural ones don’t cut it for old counters with stains.

Otherwise, new stain resistant counters would solve the problem.

rangerr's avatar

We use vinegar to get stains out..
Or clorox clean up. Just let it set for a little while.
But I have NO idea about older countertops.

gailcalled's avatar

You might try using baking soda or salt as an abrasive. Are the counters formica? Try the baking soda and some elbow grease on a small spot.

patg7590's avatar

ok, I can not personally vouch for any of this but:
Bar tender’s friend
toilet bowl cleaner
Crest Night Effects

also as of note:“I called Clorox and they told me to make a paste out of Bon-Ami and peroxide”

found them all here

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

If those are 1960’s countertops, that’s formica, and it scratches easily. Have you tried sprinking baking soda over the stains, pouring a little vinegar on it, and when it stops fizzing, scrub with a cloth, using elbow grease, or with a scratch pad, but use that lightly, as formica will look like crap if you scratch it all to hell.

mtirado's avatar

Used baking soda and vinegar and it worked like a charm thanks for the help!

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