Saturday, March 8, 2014
I discovered that the countertops (ancient, off white laminate)were looking a bit grungy in the kitchen (note, I have them professionally cleaned once a month, and they are constantly wiped down during the course of the day). I also spotted what looks like circular rust stains. Hmmm. I tried a Magic eraser, helped some. Then Bon Ami-it got some nasty looking ick out of the undersurface/cracks/scratches where former tenants used the counter for a cutting board. @@ Stains better, but visible. I moved to some Comet, better for cleaning and stain removal. I wonder if there is anything else I could try, knowing that I am limited to what I have on hand. My next thought is a baking soda paste left on, then spritzed with some vinegar. I have several spray cleaners on hand, Borax, Amazing orange cleaner, washing soda, ammonia.
After the Magic eraser, Bon Ami and Comet, I tried and used up the last of some spray bottle all purpose cleaner. Did nothing but make the kitchen smell nice.
I then tried SOft scrub with bleach, followed by Bar Keeper's friend. Both seem to have helped so I called it quits.
The stains are very faded, one would have to be told where to look. I am just ensuring that there is nothing that I can get dinged on from my security deposit. As with many issues in this rental, it's being left in much better condition and much cleaner than when I took tenancy of it.