I have laminate countertops in my kitchen(a dark grey color).They match w/the SS appliances,slate backsplash & floor,so they r ok till we can get new ones.My son spilled bacon grease on the counter & it cooled to big globs.Instead of getting it up w/a paper towel, he used a "Magic Eraser".This completely took the shine off the counter in several spots!! It looks terrible.Is there anyway to fix this?? I have tried put "Countertop" gloss on, but doesn't work.Any suggestions appreciated!
I dripped some photo chemicals on a very shiney laminate on the art area, basement counter. I used Gel Gloss laminate/fiberglass/marble coating to attempt to bring back the shine. It helped a little, but one could still see the dull areas.
Finally I tried using a buffing compound for plastics with the cotton buffing wheel on my dremmel tool. The areas are still there...if you look REALLY close. But it is now very presentable and night and day improvement.
I had ruined some varnished areas on our interior doors with the Magic Eraser when they first came out. Had to sand and revarnish. There are very few things (besides dull plastics, like refrigerator door handles) that I will use it on now. It can happen to anyone.This message has been edited. Last edited by: conrad,
Thanks...my hubby has a dremmel..we will try that & see if it helps! ALSO...never use the magic eraser on painted walls,...it takes away the marks but again leaves a noticible circle where you have used it! ugh (found that out the hard way !)
From the little bit of reading that I have done, the Magic Eraser is basically a fine sandpaper and will eliminate the shine from a lot of things.
I have found it works fine on hard plastic (shiny type), ceramic, stainless steel, porcelein and for some reason, vinyl floors. (I don't know why it does not take the shine off them??)
It is certainly not the all purpose cleaner some people claim but it does have it uses.
This house was only 2 years old when we purchased it. The original owner had dark jewel-tone turquoise formica countertops. They were "white" from having pots, pans, dishes, whatever dragged across them. I just polished them with Johnson's paste wax. Did not have to do it but once before they were replaced a couple of years later with a solid surface counter. LOVE IT!
THANKS for the tip to not use magic eraser on the wall! DH scraped a spot down the hall while moving a piece of furniture. I was going to get a ME to fix it. I'll get a plain old wet sponge instead.
Does this hat make my butt look big?
Thx...will get some Johnsons paste wax & try it out!!
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