Cleaning Tip: Use Flour To Clean Stained Stone Countertops

Cleaning Tip: Use Flour To Clean Stained Stone Countertops

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 31, 2012

Do you have stone countertops or know someone who does? They're pretty to look at, but can absorb stains easily. Looking for an inexpensive way to remove that accidental spill? Look no further than your flour jar!

Stone countertops can be tricky to maintain as they require constant sealing throughout the year. If you're running behind on the routine, it's easy for a spill to sneak past you. Pros will come take care of the job at a pretty penny, but all you need are a few basic household supplies, one of which is found in the kitchen.

This Old House tells us that a paste of flour and hydrogen peroxide should take care of the job for you. Once mixed and left to sit overnight, it will pull the stain right out of surface and be good as new. It's an easy fix to a common problem and can help put your mind at ease.

• Read More: Clean Food Stains In Stone Counters from This Old House

Related: What Is the Best Way To: Clean Laminate Countertops?

(Image: Laura Moss for This Old House)

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