Granite countertops are a beautiful addition to a kitchen or a bathroom. These countertops are also very expensive so do require special care. Regardless, we understand how much of a difficult job you may think it is to remove burns caused by straightener, hot pots and pans, and other items on your countertops or worktops. Sometime you may even think it’s an impossible job but truth is that it is relativity easy to remove these burns, if you have in hand the correct tools and a smear elbow for the job. A few household tools and a bit of brute strength can effectively help you in getting rid of countertop burns. During the processes of fixing your burnt area you would want to keep in mind to avoid using an electric sander, as it can cause greater damage to your countertop.
Here are a few simple instructions that may help you get rid of any burn on your countertop yourself without having to worry or depend on high maintenance cost.
Instructions (Steps to Remove Stains)
- Laminate Countertops
- Put a layer of the toothpaste onto the burn mark and let it sit for five to 10 minutes.
- Use the toothbrush to scrub the area where the burn is and wipe the area with the cloth and some water. Only proceed to the next step if the burn is not removed
- Apply soft scrub to the countertop and use the toothbrush to scrub the area. Use a fair amount of force.
- Repeat this step as necessary and wipe the area clean with water and the cloth once the stain has been removed.
2. Porcelain Countertops
- Add water to the baking soda until it creates a paste.
- Rub the paste that you have just made onto the burn mark. Leave the paste on the mark for about five to 10 minutes.
- Use the toothbrush to rub the area free of the stain. Do not apply too much force as the baking soda is an abrasive and could scratch the porcelain.
- Wash the area with the soft cloth and water.