Packaging stain on vanity

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Old 06-13-09, 03:52 PM
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Packaging stain on vanity

Yikes! I was just cleaning my bathroom, using Lysol bathroom cleaner on the vanity and sink. I had a new package of sponges that I sat on the vanity which wasn't quite dry. The ink from the sponge packaging stained the counter with perfect purple mirror image lettering. I used the Lysol to try to scrub it off - nada. The sink/vanity is made of whatever condo bathrooms were sold with in the Eighties; certainly not granite or travertine, just faux something.

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Old 06-13-09, 05:26 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forum! Well, it's hard to get dyes out, especially red based ones. I've been able to get it off (or at least lighten it somewhat) with a powdered cleanser like Comet or a cleaner with bleach. You have to be careful tho, because sometimes these things will also lighten the countertop a little, too, so you might want to try a very small spot first.
 
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Old 06-13-09, 07:14 PM
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Thanks for the welcome. I like your user name!

I figured it out. I had some Clorox bathroom cleaner in another bathroom and sprayed the stain with it. It's not straight Clorox so it didn't alter the color but after about half a dozen applications and scrubbing (sponge only - didn't want to make it worse than it is) it's nearly gone. Only one line of the text is noticeable but very faint. I'll work on it tonight.

Thanks, me!

PS - love this site. Great information and helpful people.
 
 

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