Thursday, March 7, 2013

You Can Cringe (I did).

This is the perpetrator:




This is the person to blame:








This spot is intentionally left blank because no one in my house (*cough* *cough*) would be so dumb as to put a bottle of that on a wood table.

This is the resulting offense:


When it was noticed, the reaction was definitely a loud, "EEK! (or something like that)".

Then the panic set in and I (er, um, I mean the person responsible) grabbed the first thing that come to mind...an SOS pad.

Panic does strange things to people I tell ya!


It looked fine wet, but when it dried there were still stains from the De-Icer on the table.
So...I did it again.


And it came out almost perfect.  You have to look pretty hard to see the marks now.  Even those fingerprint-looking marks on the right came out almost invisible once it was all said and done.



And I breathed a big sigh of relief.
Thank goodness it all worked out.  Thursday disaster diverted. ;)

How about you?  Have you ever accidentally stained something that just left you flabbergasted?

If so, did you panic and reach for the first thing that came to mind, or take it easy and use your rationale to try and remove the stain?

Inquiring minds want to know (I didn't say 'Enquiring' so it's not a copyright infringement, right? :) ).



32 comments:

  1. I would have freaked out too! I'm SO glad it worked its way out. That was scary!

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  2. I would have had a mini heart attack if I saw that on my table. So glad it came out!!!

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  3. Yeah my clean freak ways wouldn't have liked that. Thankfully nothing around to stain stuff, beside the odd hairball, I'm good.

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  4. Um, I've left glasses of ice water on the table with a resulting water stain...I can relate. So, I just sanded and repainted it. A lot of work, but it looks better than it did before the stain. :D

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  6. Eeeek! I would have been sick to my stomach. I'm so glad you were able to get it out!

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  7. I'm glad you were able to get it out.
    You still made me smile/giggle about what panic can do to a person :)

    Isn't it funny: I know I've done a few. I can probably still feel the panic and yet I can't remember anything now that I should recall. lol

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  8. Thank goodness the disaster was indeed averted!! I'm calling you in the future if this ever happens to me.

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    1. And I'll head right over with the SOS pads, lol. I am still thinking that probably did more damage than good, even though I cannot see it. Crossing my fingers I'm wrong. ;)

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  9. I am sorry, but I had to laugh at this one! Only because my mind panics like that too! I have found that The Works toilet bowl cleaner takes off quite a few stains, especially in the shower lol. Oh, and I've had WD40 come to the rescue quite a few times too.

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    1. Ohh...I'll have to try The Works tip in the shower. :)

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  10. No, but I am going to remember this trick! Wow!

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    1. I do not recommend an SOS on wood. Ever. ;)

      Really, it was just a panic mode thing. :)

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  11. Oh I might have done something like that a time or two! I'll remember the SOS pads next time and also what the blogger above said about The Works toilet bowl cleaner. Glad you were able to rescue your table!

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    1. I'm thinking SOS on wood is probably NOT a good thing, and I just got lucky. The pads are so abrasive, I'm lucky they didn't scratch the table right up. Thank goodness it was okay that one time, but I don't recommend it. ;)

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  12. Oh man!!

    But you go it out yay!

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  13. Yeah, so glad you removed that stain. So, we can eliminate you and your youngest right? That doesn't leave too many people left to blame right? lol

    During a move, I had my desk in storage and to this day, I have some nasty,gumy tape marks on it. Maybe I need to try an SOS!! I tried one of those magic erasers and it did work a bit, but boy the other marks won't budge. I find that Soft Scrub will work too, but gotta be careful not to strip the coating and or paint!

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    1. OH, and I was the one who did that, lol, that's why I left the person to blame blank. hehehe

      Actually, I can laugh because it didn't stain, but what a stupid thing for me to do!!! No idea what I was thinking.

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  14. so glad that you were able to get it taken care of... that would have so been me freaking out :)

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  15. Oh my, so glad it came off.
    My grandboy got one of those dinosaur bones kit things were you have to dig and chip away the concrete to find the bones, I wasn't thinking about anything getting damaged when we did the digging and chipping on our 1 year old dark cherry dinner table! I know. I was so shocked at how much damage it did and I even had 20 layers of newspaper down.
    But my husband was such a good sport about it, he said it just added character to the table and now we have physical proof of memories.

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  16. Wow it came off though. We had Sharpie on our wood floor thanks to Isaak. I tried alcohol. It sort of removed it.

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    1. We had Sharpie on that same wood table when we first got it. I found online that you can use toothpaste and a soft toothbrush and it will take Sharpie right off of wood. That really worked!

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  17. That's awesome that it came out! I would have been horrified and probably yelled at someone!

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    1. I'm the big dummy who did it, lol, that's why I left the guilty party part of the post blank. ;)

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  18. WOW!!!
    That is pretty powerful stuff!!
    I almost died when I saw the white, I can't imagine how you felt!!
    Well done for fixing it!!
    I would just panic and grab stuff :0! :)

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  19. OMG!! I probably would have done something irrational in blind panic!

    Go glad you got it out!

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  20. That has happened to me so many times, if you could come over to my house yo would laugh at me. An SOS pad, huh? I may have to look into getting some of those. I also need to look into cleaning my kitchen, but that's crazy talk! ;-)

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    1. LOL!!

      As for the SOS, I don't recommend it, I'm sure it could easily scratch wood and I just got lucky.

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  21. Cringe! Hello! Hopping over from Wild Wonderful Gingerssnaps, returning the follow! -Ginger from http://wildwonderfulgingerssnaps.blogspot.com

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