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Offline Cuilidh

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Cleaning formica
« on: September 03, 2020, 01:44:07 am »
When we completed our renovation we moved the kitchen from upstairs, downstairs for the staff to use as a kitchen.  They were really pleased and happy with this but they have made a terrible mess of it, it is badly stained and every time I look at it my heart breaks just a little bit more.  It was a lovely kitchen unit and we had kept it pristine for 20 odd years, in just a couple of months it is a mess.

I want to try to clean it during lockdown so that it will be more presentable when we (eventually) are allowed to re-open.  It is a textured light green coloured formica.  Does anyone have any ideas of a suitable product that will clean the stains - mainly made from the bottom of a metal biscuit tin and spilled tea / coffee.  Because I try to use my own home made cleaners (which don't seem to be working this time) I have to resort to those found on supermarket shelves and I am not really very familiar with them anymore ... there are so many, it is bewildering.  Does anyone have any suggestions please.  Thanks.

Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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Re: Cleaning formica
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 03:26:34 am »
What a shame Marina, people don’t care for our possessions as we do unfortunately. I googled ‘best product to clean a formica benchtop‘, there are lots of suggestions there for you to read.  Good luck with it and I hope you can educate your staff to look after it if you can bring it back to how it was.
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Re: Cleaning formica
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 05:33:05 am »
Thanks Judy.  How often you have responded to my vague queries by checking on google for me ... after all this time, I still don't think to do it first myself.  I must learn that google undoubtedly has an answer to just about everything - I think Youtube is also like that.  I'm off to check on both.
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Re: Cleaning formica
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 12:24:11 pm »
I hope you find something Marina. It is awful when you treat things so well and others forget too.
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