Corian is a solid-surface material that DuPont makes from acrylic polymers combined with other components (the exact formula is proprietary), and then forms into seamless countertops for kitchens and laboratories. Corian is non-porous, heat-, stain- and scratch-resistant, and easy to clean, maintain and repair.
Things You'll Need
- For routine cleaning:
- Scrubber sponge (Scotch-Brite or equivalent)
- Dishwashing soap
- Powdered abrasive cleanser
- For removing stains and scratches:
- Scotch-Brite scrubber sponge
- Abrasive cleanser
- Sandpaper, 220 grit (320- and 400-grit, if necessary)
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Clean Corian with ordinary dishwashing soap and warm water. Then wipe it completely dry to prevent soap or cleaner buildup, which can dull the surface.
Scrub Corian with a scrubber sponge and an abrasive cleanser if you notice soap or cleaner buildup. Rinse, then wipe dry.
Use a commercial countertop polish to keep Corian looking bright and shiny (for darker colors). If the Corian surface is a food-preparation area, make sure the polish is food-safe.
Scrub out mars like cigarette burns and marker stains with a Scotch-Brite sponge (the company’s specific choice--green pad for matte finish, white pad for gloss finish) and an abrasive cleanser.
Sand out more stubborn stains, cuts and minor scratches with fine sandpaper. On a matte Corian countertop, use 220-grit sandpaper and then buff the surface with a green Scotch-Brite pad in a circular motion. On a semi-gloss surface, start by sanding with 220-grit sandpaper, then move to 320-grit, and finish with 400-grit. Then buff the surface with a sponge and abrasive cleanser.