Corian countertops are attractive countertops that come in a variety of colors and patterns. You must clean and maintain Corian countertops as you would any type of quartz countertop. If you slide dishes and utensils across the Corian countertops, you’re liable to put some scratches on them. Repairing scratches to your Corian countertops requires you to use the correct supplies, which includes a wax. If you use wax to repair the countertops, you will spend little time and effort on the task.
Things You'll Need
- Warm water
- 1/8 cup dishwashing detergent
- 220-grit sandpaper
- 120-grit sandpaper
- 60-grit sandpaper
- Car wax
- 2 soft cloths
Mix a bucket of 1/8 cup dishwashing detergent and warm water. Dampen a sponge in the solution, and clean the scratch on the Corian countertop, especially cleaning all debris, food and dirt from around the scratch.
Sand the scratch using 220-grit sandpaper. Use the rough sandpaper to try to smooth out the scratch and sand the rough edges down. Sand the countertop using a back-and-forth motion.
Change to a medium 120-grit sandpaper, and smooth the inside area of the countertop scratch using a circular motion.
Switch to a fine, 50-grit sandpaper, and sand the complete length of the scratch; especially smooth around the edges of the scratch to blend them with the rest of the countertop.
Apply a heavy car wax to the scratch with a soft cloth. Dip the tip of the cloth in the car wax, and work down the scratch on the in a circular motion, buffing and smoothing the scratch.
Remove all extra car wax from around the edges of the scratch with a clean cloth.
- Countertopspeciality.com: Corian Countertops Better Than Granite
- “New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean and Maintain Anything and Everything in and Around Your Home;” Reader’s Digest; 2009
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