How to Remove Yellow Stains on Bathroom Counters

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Things You'll Need

  • Latex gloves

  • Small bowl

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Clean cloth or towel


You can also use hydrogen peroxide to remove yellow stains from marble and granite counters as well as other stone counters.

Cleaning is a challenge. You use a lot of bleach to get your bathroom counters clean and white. But you have recently noticed some yellow stains on your normally white bathroom counters. You try to remove the yellow stains with more bleach, but the stain remains. The stain is caused by using bleach to clean your countertop surfaces. To remove the yellow stains, all you need is some hydrogen peroxide and a clean cloth.

Step 1

Pour 1 tbsp. of hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl. Wear latex gloves to protect your hands.

Step 2

Dip a clean cloth or towel into the bowl of hydrogen peroxide.

Step 3

Wring out any excess liquid from the cloth or towel. The cloth or towel should be damp—not dripping with hydrogen peroxide.

Step 4

Wipe the yellow stain with the hydrogen peroxide-soaked cloth or towel. Do not rinse the surface or rub the counter.

Step 5

Let the area air dry.

Step 6

Repeat steps 2 through 5 to remove other yellow stains from your counters.

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Nick Davis

Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.