The video listed ways to clean the countertop from different materials

one Salt and lemon for solid wood countertops

Wooden countertops should not be cleaned with aggressive products, so as not to damage the varnish or oil coating. Therefore, the stain will have to be removed in gentle ways. For example, pour a small pinch of salt on it, squeeze the juice of half a lemon, rub it a little with a soft sponge and leave it overnight. And in the morning, just wash off everything that is left with water. If the stain has become lighter, but has not disappeared, repeat the procedure. The main thing is not to use too much salt, so as not to leave micro-scratches on the surface.


2 Hydrogen peroxide for solid wood countertops

If the previous method did not help or the stain was too dark (for example, from wine), hydrogen peroxide will help out. Stir a tablespoon of 3% peroxide in a glass of warm water, soak a cotton pad with this solution and cover the contamination with it. Leave for 15-20 minutes, periodically checking how it reacts to peroxide. Also watch the tree. If the stain is lightening, but slowly, slightly increase the concentration of peroxide in the water.


3 Vinegar for chipboard countertops

To remove small and not very stubborn stains on chipboard, apple cider vinegar is suitable. Moisten a cotton pad with it and gently rub the desired area, checking if it can be cleaned. If the stain is gradually rubbed off, put a cotton pad soaked in vinegar on it and leave it for a few minutes. When the dirt becomes completely light, gently rub it with a sponge. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the vinegar off the surface so that it doesn’t lighten it more than it needs to.


four Alcohol and acetone for chipboard countertops

Another way to remove a stubborn stain from a chipboard countertop is to wipe it with alcohol or acetone. Apply a small amount of liquid to a cotton pad and gently rub the dirt, checking the reaction of the surface. If the stain gradually fades, continue to remove it. Finally, wipe the countertop with a damp cloth to remove any residue.


5 Soda for artificial stone countertops

On the surface of artificial stone, yellow spots form over time in those places where food was cut without a cutting board. Baking soda will help get rid of them. Pour 2-3 tablespoons into a bowl, add a little warm water. You should get a gruel that can be distributed over the stain. Check the process every 15-20 minutes to wash off the soda in time.


6 Gel toothpaste for artificial stone countertop

If the soda has not coped with the pollution, take the usual paste. Squeeze a little onto the stain and start scrubbing with a toothbrush or soft dishwashing sponge. To remove dark stains from wine or coffee, add a little lemon juice to your toothpaste.


7 Ammonia-based products for natural stone countertops

Natural stone countertops cannot be cleaned with acid cleaners, so lemon juice or vinegar will not work. You can take soda or salt, but they are difficult to remove dark stubborn stains. Therefore, it is better to buy an ammonia-based natural stone cleaner and wash the countertop following the instructions on the package. In this case, you will be sure that the stone will not change its shade, and the trace of the stain will not stand out.