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Oh No! I've split bleach on my Wooden Kitchen Worktop.

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VicklePickle Thu 04-Apr-13 16:52:57

I am so upset that i now have a large white patch left in the middle of my worktop. Is there anything i can do make the mark look better or even better remove it? i have't tried anything yet as unsure where to begin. help would be much appreciated as i feel so angry for spilling the bleach in the first place.

LynetteScavo Thu 04-Apr-13 16:57:54

Lots and lots of oil>

KatyTheCleaningLady Thu 04-Apr-13 18:17:25

You can try to bleach the rest of it to match, or you can stain it to match. Honestly, to really get it back to looking good, it will probably need to be sanded down and stained all over.

But, that's just my guess. I'm not some kind of wood finish specialist or anything.

PolterGooseLaidAChocolateEgg Thu 04-Apr-13 18:17:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PigletJohn Thu 04-Apr-13 23:13:44

sand it off.

You will have to remove any oil residue first, preferably with white spirit and wire wool or a green scourer, and plastic (not rubber) gloves.

When you have sanded off the damage and the surrounding area, you can re-colour it with Colron spirit-based wood dyes. There are many colours in the range, Start pale and darken if necessary.

When it is dry, rub off any excess dye with a lint-free cloth, then you can re-oil or re-varnish.

The mark will always be detectable unless you rub down the entire worktop, and the bleach may have pentrated too far to make that realistic.

As I like to say, wooden worktop is ideally suited to a kitchen showroom, but not to a kitchen.

DontSHOUTTTTTT Thu 04-Apr-13 23:36:17

This may be too late but you should have neutralised the bleach (household bleach, I presume) with borax or, if you don't have borax you can use vinegar. Open the windows if you use vinegar.

DISCLAIMER ...... You should probably double check this advice but I am pretty sure it's correct.

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