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Ink Stains Vs. Granite Countertops - How To Remove?

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#41 aeba

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:29

Offtopic:

Hi Strelnikoff,

Why not try HP in a pressure washer?

I can loan you the p.w. :D


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Jumping to page 3, I was pondering how well one could get HP (the sauce) through a power washer.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 09:09

Apply sauce to the ferret, torch well, rub vigorously. Power wash. Did you get the video, or should I start at the beginning? Have you been at the whisky again?


If the piste is in Austria then we are currently lost in the Nullarbor.

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#43 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 09:49

Offtopic:
Jumping to page 3, I was pondering how well one could get HP (the sauce) through a power washer.


Hi Aeba,

In this case, the "HP" is an abbreviation for hydrogen peroxide, (used earlier).

Although your idea isn't bad, either... HP or A1 in a power washer would really give you that flavor-rich, marinated flavor. :D


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 09:52

Just to follow-up...

...it also probably helps if you add the Scotch,... both to the power washer and to yourself. :D


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 23:10

Well... HP is kind of working... but it's 3% (basically for oral use) ... everything is idiot-proofed ... so it's WEAK !

 

It'll take me forever... 



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 23:13

Just to follow-up...

...it also probably helps if you add the Scotch,... both to the power washer and to yourself. :D


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To PW - only if it is JW Red Label...  :D

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 23:17

Apply sauce to the ferret, torch well, rub vigorously. Power wash. Did you get the video, or should I start at the beginning? Have you been at the whisky again?


If the piste is in Austria then we are currently lost in the Nullarbor.

edit:typo

 

I've stopped at the whisky :)  it all gets blurry quickly enough... 



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 23:45

Have any of the ink blots come off completely so far? How about putting a frame around them and making a feature of it? A teapot stand perhaps?  ;)



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:13

Post deleted by yours truly for safety's sake. :)


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Edited by ParkerDuofold, 16 March 2018 - 01:36.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:35

 

To PW - only if it is JW Red Label...  :D

 

I'm not poison-resistant ... 

 

Naaah, for this you need a good quality single malt.  Not the blended stuff....  ;) 

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:37

Have any of the ink blots come off completely so far? How about putting a frame around them and making a feature of it? A teapot stand perhaps?  ;)

 

:lol:

An art professor of mine painted a white frame around some splotches on the studio floor and signed and dated it....

No, sorry, he used a ballpoint....

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 18:17

Have any of the ink blots come off completely so far? How about putting a frame around them and making a feature of it? A teapot stand perhaps?  ;)

 

Not really. Hydrogen peroxide is weak (3%) but it dissolves the ink. Usually I use a q-tip, soak it in HP and leave it on the top of the blot. Then, a minute or so later, cotton has some ink (pale) on it, and I use dry cotton (q-tip) to touch and absorb whatever is possible. Maybe some blots became paler, but I'll have to photograph and compare to be able to see it. It takes time... looong time...

 

Eventually, when I move out - there will be nothing on the countertop and everything will be visible. That's why I'm trying to minimize it... : ) 



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 18:19

 

Naaah, for this you need a good quality single malt.  Not the blended stuff....  ;) 

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

I am not going to waste single malt for pressure washer - single malt will be used (as always) by only one person in this scenario - me  :)



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 19:42

Well... HP is kind of working... but it's 3% (basically for oral use) ... everything is idiot-proofed ... so it's WEAK !
 
It'll take me forever... 


Hi S,

You know, it's relatively easy to concentrate H.P. to a 30% solution,... if you play it cool and smart... and follow the directions TO THE LETTER.

Check out Google and YouTube. ;)


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 23:01

Don't you have "Sally's" hairdressing supplies stores in the US? You can buy HP at more than 3% solution there.



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 01:35

Don't you have "Sally's" hairdressing supplies stores in the US? You can buy HP at more than 3% solution there.


Hi Chrissy,

I just checked... we do, but they don't... at least not for the U.S. market.

They sell pre-packaged "lighteners," but not straight h.p. I guess the powers that be figure we're too stupid and/or candy-assed to handle it. :D


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:40

Try applying a Baking Soda paste over the stains and leave overnight.  Failing that, as others have said, there will be a sealer on the granite.  You willl need to remove the sealer to get at the stain and then reseal.  Laboratory grade (not weak nail polish remover) acetone will remove the sealer.  Once removed, the stain should be susceptible to aforementioned suggestions like bleach, peroxide, etc.  It's stone, after all and hard to hurt.  You'll then want to spot re-seal the granite.

 

On the other hand, rip out the granite and install soapstone.  Problem solved, permanetly.  :-)


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 21:48

On the other hand, rip out the granite and install soapstone.  Problem solved, permanetly.  :-)

 

You sound like the company that did the kitchen for the house my brother-in-law and his wife had built.  My brother-in-law's wife kept insisting that soapstone was "better" than granite because she was told that granite would crack if you put hot items (like pots) directly on the counter.  Well, I've had granite counters in my kitchen for 20 years and haven't had that problem (except for some chips around the sink, which my husband is convinced were caused by the cleaning lady being careless with stuff).  Of course our countertops are about an inch and a half thick.  (A friend of ours, who had gone to culinary school was appalled that we weren't getting stainless steel counters, but that's another story....)

Part of the reason that soapstone is often used for sinks and countertops is because it's SOFT and therefore easy to work.  I just checked and soapstone has a MOHS rating of 1; granite is 7 (diamond is  the hardest stone, at rating of 10).  It may be easy to clean, but it can get scratched.

I do know that you *don't* want marble in a kitchen (with the possible exception of a marble rolling pin and/or a section of counter to roll out dough on -- because that apparently stains quite easily....

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 23:15

Food and cleaners often contain acids. Marble is basicly calcium carbonate. So it will just get disolved. Not a good choice for a kitchen. And in a bath one must take care when cleaning.



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 15:46

Off topic. Were putting in synthetic quartz countertops. Not permeable. At all. Never needs sealant. Granite requires resealing at least annually, more often if you work on top of your counters often and with gusto.
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