Dye Your Easter Eggs, Not Your Countertops
Easter is here and you and your family will probably color some Easter eggs. While this is a fun activity for the entire family, the process can become rather messy, especially if you have your little kids “helping” you. There are a few things you can do to protect your kitchen and your countertops while getting everybody in the Easter spirit.
How To Dye Your Easter Eggs
Cover your countertops, or really any surface before getting started. If you use cloth-like material, keep in mind that some of the harsher dyes will probably end up seeping through. There are plenty of dyes on the market. Usually purples, reds, blues and greens tend to stain not just Easter eggs, but really any material. You could opt for natural dyes. For example, you can make your own red and yellow colors out of boiled onion skins. Using vinegar and food coloring is another quick and easy way to color your eggs. Unfortunately, those dyes can also leave pretty nasty stains especially on marble countertops.
Protect Your Countertops
Marble is a rather porous stone and even if you had it sealed, due to use over time, that protection may wear off. This means dyes can get into the stone and leave nasty stains. Vinegar and other acidic substances like soda, coffee, wine, fruit and many more can damage your marble countertops. Granite, quartzite and other stones are more durable, but can still get damages by acidic substances especially over time. If you find some stains on your countertops do not us vinegar, bleach, ammonia, or other general purpose cleaners especially on marble or granite tiles. Harsh cleaning aids like steel wool pads or any scouring pads containing metal shouldn’t be used on tile. Un-glazed tile should not be cleaned with an agent that contains color. Test cleaning products on a small area before cleaning the full area. After cleaning, rinse the entire area with clear water to remove any cleaning solution residue. If you have stains on your countertops call the experts at Carr Stone & Tile!