Cleaning star Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, garnered popularity after sharing her cleaning tips and recommendations on social media and TV. The cleaning enthusiast has managed to gain over 4.1 million followers on Instagram. Now, fans of hers have created their own social media groups dedicated to cleaning and tidying tips.
On one group with over 1.2 million members, a fellow cleaning fan asked how to clean up water marks.
Facebook user Sally Roberts asked: “This black mark was caused by leaving a cocktail shaker on a wooden worktop in a holiday house we are staying in, any ideas how we can remove the stain?
“Not sure how this happened, the cocktail shaker had contained vodka and pineapple juice so may have had a dribble on the base after pouring but no significant spillage.”
Sally’s post was inundated with comments from Mrs Hinch fans.
Pat Kirby replied: “Mayonnaise.”
Penny Elaine Rushton agreed and said: Try mayonnaise.”
Penny added: “Gently rub in the mark, leave it for a while.
“My partner burnt his worktop with oven pride and mayonnaise worked a treat.”
You can buy mayonnaise for as little as 59p from Sainsbury’s and 70p from Waitress & Partners.
Other suggestions from Mrs Hinch fans included using a magic eraser, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, The Pink Stuff, bleach and lemon.
Nikki Aldrich asked: “Was the shaker metal?
“I had the same on my oak table and ended up sanding and re-varnishing, sorry not much help. Good luck.”
Siobhan O’Mahony said: “Magic eraser.”
Denise Cowan replied: “Hand sanitiser gel, then wipe clean with a cloth.”
Jane Smith said: “Try toothpaste, it worked years ago on mahogany table with vodka mark.”
Kirstin Williams commented: “Slightly damp tea towel and an iron will draw the stain out, no chemicals needed.”
Hadia Osman said: “I did this with a key. I used the Pink Stuff cream and salt.
“The salt acted as a mild sander and faded it.”