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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I have removed red wine from leathered granite by using vinegar and leaving a cloth covering it overnight.

The leathered granite is more absorbent than polished granite or quartz because it's more in 'raw' form. So, if it works for that, perhaps it will work for whatever surface your vanity tops are.

Jul 02, 2018 07:54 PM
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Kevin J. May
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I don't know if it works but WD-40 has many tricks up its sleeve. Others I know swear by CLR.

Jul 03, 2018 01:12 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Sodium Hypochlorite works for the rust stains. Not too sure on the oil sticks

Jul 03, 2018 04:37 AM
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Oh God I thought you were talking about something else LOL! I was going to say if you figure it out please call me!

Jul 02, 2018 09:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I googled that a couple of years ago and it said make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen perixide and let it sit on the stain. I saw very little difference on my burn stain but maybe you will have success.

Jul 02, 2018 08:39 PM
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Lyn Sims
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Pinterest is full of these hacks. I would try straight lemon juice on those stains. Just pour on & come back later. Works on stains on old counter tops.

One of my landlords ground out cigarette burns on one & it looked ok.

Jul 03, 2018 04:44 AM
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Greg Large
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A product called "Iron Out" made by www.summitbrands.com available at home improvement stores like Lowes has worked miraculously for me to remove rust stains without damaging the surface.  I have also used old fashioned "Comet" and a hearty scrubbin' with good results.  Neither have damaged the surface being treated.

Jul 03, 2018 05:08 AM
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I like Debe Maxwell, CRS's idea of the vinegar.  I'd also suggest a local granite/solid surface installer.  Sometimes the local Home Depot guy knows his stuff too or maybe a cleaning service.  Without knowing the material in question the only other idea is to google "natural remedy to remove rust stain from ____."

Jul 02, 2018 10:37 PM
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Richard Weeks
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Looks like Debe Maxwell, CRS gave you a good suggestion.

Jul 03, 2018 04:13 AM
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Let us know what you decide.  Good luck on your new listing. 

Jul 02, 2018 09:38 PM
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I would give Debe Maxwell's version a try...

Jul 02, 2018 09:34 PM
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You have some good suggestions here.  Congratulations on the new listing.  I wish you all the best with it. 

Jul 03, 2018 06:56 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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You have a lot of great suggestions, and I would consult a granite/quartz expert as well.

Jul 03, 2018 06:40 AM
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Roy Kelley
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You have some interesting suggestions. Good luck!

Jul 03, 2018 06:38 AM
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Good question.  I don't have a clue.

Jul 03, 2018 06:19 AM
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The answer is looking for you too

Jul 03, 2018 06:13 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Think Debe’s suggestion of vinegar or Lyn’s lemon juice suggestion may be your best bet. Good luck 

Jul 03, 2018 06:13 AM
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You answered you own question.

Get RID OF IT!

Otherwise this could end up as a Richard Weeks posting titled 'What were they thinking?"

Jul 03, 2018 05:40 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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This one I have no clue about. Here are some websites about cleaning solid surfces:

Website #1  Website #2

 

If it's a corian type of solid surface: To remove them, try a scrub powder with oxalic acid, such as Bar Keepers Friend or Zud. If that isn't enough, use bleach in water. In its advice about disinfecting Coriansurfaces, DuPont recommends using a solution of half bleach and half water, so even that strong a solution should be okay for removing stains.

Jul 03, 2018 05:30 AM
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Parked and reading

Jul 03, 2018 05:13 AM
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 Replace them.

 

Jul 03, 2018 04:38 AM
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Thomas,

Debe Maxwell, CRS has an answer.  And I would consult a granite expert.  A

Jul 02, 2018 08:05 PM
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Scott Godzyk
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Great question, a scented oil ring was recently placed on my own counter and needless to say, a not so nice ring

Jul 03, 2018 05:26 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Cover with a nice napkin or better remove. 

Jul 03, 2018 12:15 AM
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I'd try what Debe suggests.

Jul 02, 2018 08:09 PM
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We actually have a vendor who's specialty is removing stains and refurbishing "Stone" be it tile, granite, etc. He was our carpet guy for years but gradually got into the stone cleaning and prep business and now he is the man! Check with your local Realtor in your area and I'm sure one of them is around your neck of the woods. He's done some pretty remarkable clean up with results that are truly stunning. 

 

Jul 03, 2018 08:49 AM
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No idea.

Jul 03, 2018 08:03 AM
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I think you've got a few good possibilities!!

Jul 03, 2018 07:57 AM
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Lots of great suggestions. Hope one works out for you, Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D 

Jul 03, 2018 07:45 AM
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Payolla

Jul 02, 2018 10:49 PM
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OH MY, new counters all together.

Jul 06, 2018 06:38 PM
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in my experience if lime away won't get it off it's not coming off.

Jul 05, 2018 08:17 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D - learning from the answers here, my friend.

Jul 03, 2018 10:27 PM
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For the oil: A tablespoon hairdresser peroxide with teaspoon white flour depending on humidity you may need to add a 1/4 teaspoon water to make a mayonnaise like texture. put over the stain, put plastic sandwich wrap - you know cellophane over the whole blob. Leave 12 hours. wipe off and rinse with water. Allow to fully dry for a day or two. 

 

Or just put olive oil over all the counter and make the whole thing darker and cover with cellophane to make it soak in

for the rust TSP and a thin paint brush application

Jul 03, 2018 03:08 PM
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Find a contractor.

Jul 03, 2018 02:14 PM
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well, you have enough answers here to keep you very busy for awhile.... why not have the homeowner replace the top....

Jul 03, 2018 02:01 PM
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I can't add anything to what's been said. Have heard vinegar works well and also baking soda and peroxide. Good luck.

Jul 03, 2018 12:53 PM
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Close your eyes, relax and have a Scotch!

Jul 03, 2018 11:50 AM
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Good question but do not have a answer.

 

Jul 03, 2018 10:21 AM
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Dynamite...

Jul 03, 2018 10:15 AM
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Libby Cousins
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On granite, I have had success making a pumice with lemon juice and baking soda and letting it sit for a few hours under plastic wrap to dry out and draw the offending stain out . (It worked for food coloring).

Jul 03, 2018 09:26 AM