I decided I would try the less toxic way of removing mould by using pure oil of cloves. Evidently I spilt some on the vanity and bath and now there are horrible brown stains. Short of replacing the bath and vanity, or painting over it (which would mean we couldn’t use our one and only bathroom for five days), has anyone got any remedies?


Posted by SJMc, 6th September 2014


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  • I would try gumption too, it’s great stuff fingers crossed you get the stains off


  • Id be interested to see how you went removing this just for future reference, hope some of these remedies worked for you x


  • Try leaving gumption on the stain overnight, then scrub and wash down


  • Not sure if this will help but best of luck..
    I poured clove oil around the edge of a plastic spa bath.
    This is not a stain, you’ve actually burnt it. It damages the surface of the plastic. You’re going to need to use a combination of equal parts glycerine and talcum powder. It will form a soft paste that is actually a very fine grained cutting compound. It will take the very top surface off so that it removes the burn mark without leaving gouge marks in it. It takes quite a bit of polishing, so use your pantyhose.
    From Shannon Lush.


  • If its white, try either nail polish remover or jiff.


  • Try scrubbing with Jif (the old fashioned cream one) with a scourer. Bleach? but if it has really stained it, nothing will remove it that I know of.


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