How to Remove Scratches From LG Hi-Mac Counters

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Sand out counter scratches.
Sand out counter scratches. (Image: Martin Poole/Lifesize/Getty Images)

LG HI-MACS surfaces are engineered to be durable. LG offers a 15-year warranty for each installed countertop. But while tough, LG HI-MACS counters are not infallible. Over the years, they are bound to develop a few surface scratches. Luckily, these surface imperfections are easy to remove. LG recommends the certain tools and techniques to remove surface scratches and restore your counter.

Things You'll Need

  • #7448 ultra-fine Scotch Brite pad
  • 120-grit sanding block
  • 220-grit sanding block
  • 320-grit sanding block
  • Sponge
  • Detergent

Remove Fine Surface Scratches

Wipe the counter's surface free of any dirt or debris with a damp sponge buff the area dry.

Moisten a Scotch Brite pad with water. It's all right if it is dripping a little. The water acts as a lubricant.

Rub the Scotch Brite pad over the scratches using a circular, buffing motion. Keep scrubbing until the scratches are no longer visible.

Clean the spot with a soapy sponge and rinse with a clean sponge. Use any pH neutral or slightly basic non-abrasive cleaning product. Liquid detergent soap works well.

Remove Deep Scratches

Wipe the counter's surface free of any dirt or debris with a damp sponge and buff the area dry.

Sand out deep scratches with 120-grit sandpaper. Rub the sandpaper over the scratches at a 90 degree angle to the scratches or in a circular motion if the scratches run in a variety of directions.

Smooth out the sanding marks made with the 120-grit sandpaper with the 220-grit sandpaper.

Smooth out the sanding marks made with the 220-grit sandpaper using 320-grit sandpaper.

Restore the LG HI-MACS finish with a Scotch Brite pad. Moisten the Scotch Brite pad with water. It's all right if it is dripping a little. The water acts as a lubricant. Rub the Scotch Brite pad over the scratches using a circular, buffing motion. Keep scrubbing until the scratches fade away.

Tips & Warnings

  • Restore the shine to your counter with a non-wax polish cleaner, if desired. Apply the polish to a dry surface following the manufacturer's instructions.

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