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by Sean A.
Always check your manufacturer’s instructions before cleaning your countertops, especially if they are made of natural material, such as stone or wood. Most spills can be cleaned with soapy water (you can use dishwashing liquid) or all-purpose household cleaner and a sponge. Be gentle with your countertops and avoid abrasive cleaners and plastic or steel scrubbers that can scratch the surface. For laminate surfaces, you can use lemon slices to clean stains.
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Never use harsh chemicals, such as ammonia, because this can dull the beautiful surface!
Pour a small amount of oil onto the surface and rub in with a soft cloth. Cigarette burns can be removed by lightly sanding the surface and then polishing with one of the cleaning methods described above and a brush. There is a section near the bottom of that article on water stains. Most countertops can be cleaned with soap and water, but some materials have special needs. If you encounter a very sticky situation, lay a damp cloth over the spill for a few minutes to loosen up the grime before wiping it up.
For maintenance cleaning, wipe surface with a damp sponge or cloth to remove crumbs, dust, and dirt. Just rub the lemon over the stain, let stand for 15 minutes, rinse, and dry completely. Odors can be removed by sprinkling baking soda over the surface and then wiping with a damp sponge. You can also try rubbing whitening toothpaste over the surface and then wiping clean with a damp, soft cloth. Let the wood absorb the oil for 2-3 hours before fixing any scratches with sandpaper and then lightly re-oiling these areas. For this reason, wipe up stains immediately to prevent permanent damage. Make sure to rinse completely with water and then dry with a towel. Leaving them unattended for too long can cause permanent damage to your countertop. If you have larger burns, consult your countertop’s manufacturer. I also will take dish washing liquid on a wet cloth and use that and then either dry or use a squeegee and it also takes the spots away and cleans to a shine.