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Removing plumber putty stain from vanity top

It appears that you can 'draw' out the stain using a poultice. The makeup of the poultice varies depending on the stain. I found these sites that provided some info on how to make your own.

I ended up creating my own poultice from baby powder and rubbing alcohol mixed to a peanut butter consistency. I also tried using acetone (fingernail polish remover) and it worked the same as the rubbing alcohol.  I tried mineral spirits and that made no impact.  On my sinks, I had to reapply it 3 times (after leaving it overnight) to get the stain to go away. One particular sink (kids bathroom) took 5 times and still didn't make it invisible but much better.
MBR Vanity before
MBR Vanity After 
Before on the kid's bathroom vanity 
After on the kid's bathroom vanity

A granite countertop retailer, Granite Grannies, told me they use a poultice product from Braxton Bragg called Bellinzoni Stain Remover (product number 4683, 4688) which runs about $15 but they charge shipping of $14. I'm going to try to make my own poultice right now.

Wet the stained area with distilled water. Pre-wetting fills the pores of the stone with water isolating the stain and accelerating the removal by the chemical.
Prepare the poultice. If a powder is to be used, pre mix the powder and the chemical of choice into a thick paste, the consistency of peanut butter. In other words, wet it enough so that it does not run. If a paper politice is to be used, soak the paper in the chemical. Lift the paper out of the chemical until it stops dripping.
Apply the poultice to the stain being careful not to spill any on the non stained areas. Apply approximately 1/4-inch thick over-lapping the stain area by about one inch.
Cover the poultice with plastic (food wrap works great). Tape the plastic down to seal the edges. It also helps to poke several small holes in the plastic. so that the powder will dry out. Failure to do this may result in the poltice staying wet.
Allow the poultice to dry thoroughly. This is a very important step. The drying of the poultice is what pulls the stain from the stone into the poultice material. If the poultice is not allowed to dry, the stain may not be removed. Drying usually takes from 24 to 48 hours.
Remove the poultice from the stain. Rinse with distilled water and buff dry with a soft cloth. If the stain is not removed, apply the poultice again. It may take up to five applications for difficult stains.
Some chemicals may etch marble and limestone surfaces. If this occurs, then apply polishing powder and buff with a piece of burlap to restore the shine.
Poulticing Powders:

Clays (Attapulgite, Kaolin, Fullers earth)
Chalk (whiting)
Sepiolite (hydrous magnesium silicate)
Diatomaceous Earth
Methyl Cellulose
Clays and diatomaceous earth are usually the best. Do not use whiting or iron-type clays, such as Fullers Earth, with acidic chemicals. They will react with the material, canceling the effect of the poultice.

Many stains are so deeply imbedded that the poultice alone will not be completely effective. Some type of chemical solution will need to be added to the poulice. When the poultice and chemical are applied, the chemical is absorbed into the stone. The chemical reacts with the stain and is re-absorbed into the powder/material.

Stain Removing Chemicals

How do you choose the proper chemical for a given stain?

First, you need to identify the stain. This is the most important step in stain removal. If you know what caused the stain, you can easily look at a stain removal chart for the proper chemical to apply. If the stain is unknown, then you need to play detective. Try what caused the stain. If the stain is near a plant container, it might be that the plant was over watered and the soil has leached iron onto the stone. The color of the stain may help to identify the cause. Brownish color stains may be iron (rust) stains. The shape or the pattern of the stain may be helpful. Small droplet size spots leading from the coffeepot to someone's desk are a sure giveaway. Do some investigating and use your powers of observation. This will almost always lead to the identification of the cause of the stain.

If, after thorough investigation, you still have no idea what the stain is, then you will need to perform a patch test. A patch test simply means applying several chemical poultices to determine which will remove the stain.

There are also pre-prepared poltice mixes that have the chemicals already added. All you have to do is add water.

One way to reduce the amount of staining on any stone surface is to make sure it is sealed with a good penetrating sealer or impregnator.

Stain Removal Guide

Iron (rust) - Poultice with Oxalic Acid + Powder + Water. May also try a product called Iron-Out (available at hardware stores). Both mixtures may etch polished marble, so re polishing will be necessary.
Ink - Poultice with Mineral Spirits or Methylene Chloride +Powder.
Oil - Poultice with Ammonia+ Powder Methylene Chloride can also be used on tough oil stains.
Coffee, Tea & Food - Poultice with 20 percent Hydrogen Peroxide + Powder.
Copper - Poultice with Ammonium Chloride + Powder
Paint (water-based) - poultice with a commercial paint remover + Powder
Paint (oil) Poultice with Mineral Spirits + Powder. Deep stains may require Methylene Chloride.

"The ingredients you will need to follow these directions include:
Dishwashing liquid
Paper towels
Plastic wrap; and
Masking tape
To make the acetone poultice wet some paper towels with the acetone, and place the wet paper towels over the stain.

To keep the area moist overnight cover the paper towels with plastic wrap, and tape it down making sure the acetone soaked towels are in contact with the stained area.

Then, after leaving overnight take off the plastic wrap but leave the wet paper towels on the counter.

Once the paper towel has dried you can remove the paper towel from the granite counter and the stain should be gone.

If not, you can repeat the procedure again.

I'm currently using the paper towel method as my absorbent."