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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:After a party the other night, my kitchen bench now has some lovely rings from the bottom of red wine glasses.

And I can't get them off.

I have looked on google, but the overwhelming result has been getting wine out of fabrics; carpet, table cloth, couches, etc.

In talking about removing wine from walls, one mentioned citrus juice based products. And another mentioned vinegar. I worry about lemon juice or vinegar eating the top of the bench.

What are people's tried and tested methods? Baring in mind I live in a houe of students so lemon and vinegar and washing up detergent are pretty much all that can be found in our house (and afforded).


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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GeoffonTour04
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

enthusiast
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Total posts: 360
Posted:I doubt lemon or vinegar would damage the worktop at all, as acids go they're pretty weak. Try bar soap.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Salt on a wet stain soaks it all up and I know it works. smile



Other than that.. try white wine (seriously) it should mean that the stain comes right out. biggrin



Or try "Stain Devils" of the red wine variety. ubblol


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Tao Star


Tao Star

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Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1662
Posted:lemon juice! it's a killer....nothing works like it, you can clean your entire house with it! i'd give it a go if i were you.

I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.

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Fyre
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Fyre

enthusiast
Location: Finland

Total posts: 315
Posted:Or if none of those work, make more winerings in your kitchen bench so that it looks like they are supposed to be in it biggrin

If we can`t live in peace then fu*k it, let`s die.
The owner of Chellybeans right arm!


Peace -Fyre-

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:ubblol Fyre, that's what Petey said! ubblol

Thanks guys, I'm going to give the lemon juice a try! biggrin


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Austral...

Total posts: 1107
Posted:What's your bench made out of? If it's marble the lemon juice will erode it, other surfaces will be OK.

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:theirs a cleaning paste thing called something like 'Gumption' that ive used on bench stains in the past and works pretty well.
Otherwise, just find a dog and im sure it will lick any food/wine residue off.


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:White wine works to remove red wine stains. Same solvent, no pigment.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:My mums a cleaner and has many tried and tested weird cleaning tips.
Her one for this one sounds completely bizarre but TRUST me, i promise it works!

Get some cigarette ash....yes cigarette ash....and mix it with a little olive or vegetable oil to form a thin paste.

Rub on to ring mark,leave for half an hour....wipe off!

biggrin


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:only a slight problem there...no-one in my house smokes!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Its a habit you should take up... wink

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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:ubbloli'll send you some in the post!!!

Could you not perhaps invite someone over that smokes?


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:well there were some people smoking at the party! ubblol too late now!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:try a cleaner that works for organic stains

pet stain cleaners work well


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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JerryD
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

JerryD

member
Location: Maryland, USA

Total posts: 136
Posted:Don't know if they have them where you live, but here in the US there is a product called "Magic Eraser." I think it is made by the people who make Mr. Clean. It looks like a white sponge and you wet it and then use it to rub away stains, marks etc. It seems to work miracles, so I recommend that. But it might be best to test it on an inconspicuous area first. Good luck!

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Boz
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Boz

sober
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, suffolk, Uni...

Total posts: 109
Posted: Written by:

Get some cigarette ash....yes cigarette ash....and mix it with a little olive or vegetable oil to form a thin paste.

Rub on to ring mark,leave for half an hour....wipe off!



*wears geek hat*
if anyone's interested, the reason this works is 'cuz you're basically making soap; alkali + oil or fat = soap.
simple smile

you could try lighter fuel, thats quite good at cleanign things off


*produces sandwich- is happy*

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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:eekWow!!!!!!!!!

Thats brilliant!

*is not worthy*


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