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I was recently directed by 'she who must be obeyed' to use a toilet cleaning liquid to clear a smelly sink drain. Wrong, as in doing so I badly splashed areas other than the actual drain and stained it.

Can anyone recommend a way of repairing the damage, a stain remover that might do the job? Obviously the sink is still okay but it's ugly, and I don't like ugly.

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I'd start with a stainless-steel cleaner and ScotchBrite.

 

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I am looking for something to clean a kitchen work top, dunno what material the top is but it's not granite, it's like a smooth light wood I suppose in white..got tea bag and curry stains etc that won't come out..any ideas? cheers

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13 minutes ago, Khon Kaen Jeff said:

I am looking for something to clean a kitchen work top, dunno what material the top is but it's not granite, it's like a smooth light wood I suppose in white..got tea bag and curry stains etc that won't come out..any ideas? cheers

You need some pictures, overview and close up. Answers depend on the material of the work top (veneer or solid) finish used and penetration of the stain.

 

Quick and easily done on a solid wood top will ruin a veneer. Treating a solid top in the way you need to for a veneer will be a massive waste of time.

 

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29 minutes ago, sometimewoodworker said:

You need some pictures, overview and close up. Answers depend on the material of the work top (veneer or solid) finish used and penetration of the stain.

 

Quick and easily done on a solid wood top will ruin a veneer. Treating a solid top in the way you need to for a veneer will be a massive waste of time.

 

Sorry, mrs says it's a combo of pvc and wood.. like this, it's not a solid quality, just cheap thin-ish material https://www.laminatekitchenworktops.co.uk/product/antique-white/

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1 hour ago, Khon Kaen Jeff said:

Sorry, mrs says it's a combo of pvc and wood.. like this, it's not a solid quality, just cheap thin-ish material https://www.laminatekitchenworktops.co.uk/product/antique-white/

Chipboard covered with PVC then. Try Cif cleaner on an area that can't usually be seen. It may take the printed pattern off if it's really cheap stuff or it may clean it. If the pattern goes the replacement is probably the only way, if it cleans then try it on a less notable area and if you are still lucky try other bits.

 

it's on Lazada 

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14 minutes ago, sometimewoodworker said:

Chipboard covered with PVC then. Try Jif/Cif cleaner on an area that can't usually be seen. It may take the printed pattern off if it's really cheap stuff or it may clean it. If the pattern goes the replacement is probably the only way, if it cleans then try it on a less notable area and if you are still lucky try other bits.

Ok great! It's 160 Bt on Lazada.

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2 hours ago, Khon Kaen Jeff said:

I am looking for something to clean a kitchen work top, dunno what material the top is but it's not granite, it's like a smooth light wood I suppose in white..got tea bag and curry stains etc that won't come out..any ideas? cheers

if you got curry stains forget it ?? It is usually the yellow turmeric that sips in,  which is hard to get rid of especially wood.  I have it on my formica countertop..........

While writing this it inspired me to do a google search, and this is what I found. I have not tried it yet.

"In most cases, however, a paste made of equal parts water and baking soda will do wonders: Make the paste, apply it to the countertop, and let it sit about 15 minutes before scrubbing it off. Lemon juice or white vinegar will also help—as will a scrub with a Magic Eraser (or similar product. "

https://food52.com/blog/15548-how-to-get-rid-of-turmeric-stains-on-your-dishes-linens-counters-and-fingers

As for the Op.It seems to be a chemical reaction and without knowing what the chemicals involved in it would be difficult to know how to neutralise it. Not being a chemist I would not know how to neutralize it even if I knew the chemicals , but perhaps the internet could provide an answer.

If it is surface limited dummage, as others said, steel wool , soap , and elbow grease . LOL 

As said my others if ir is light surface damage , steel wool might be 

 

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3 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

Can anyone recommend a way of repairing the damage

Yeah dynamite, then get it renewed..🤣

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Got some similar stains when my Mrs decided to fill a Mr muscle with drain cleaner then place it back unmarked along side a new bottle for me to strip all the chrome from plug holes and the sink I never found anything to get rid of it and think of it now as a design feature🤔   

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6 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

Yeah dynamite, then get it renewed..🤣

A flood will do wonders on chipboard cabinets.  After the 2011 flood I cleaned the kitchen cabinets in my town house in Bangkok with a shovel and a wheel barrow!

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