Caring for your Solid Surface Countertops

Care & Maintenance
  • Most cleaners recommended for solid surface countertops are acceptable
  • After cleaning, a quick coat of furniture polish will refresh and protect the surface
  • To remove hard water build-up, use a mixture of vinegar and water
  • Avoid letting hot pans and harsh chemicals come in contact with the surface
  • Coasters are recommended to prevent glass rings and discoloration
  • Use your cutting board to protect the surface from cutting and dicing
  • Scotch Brite pads and Clorox Cleanup can be used on light colored sinks and countertops
Soft Touch Pads Benefits and Values:
  • May be used completely dry or with water
  • Versatile – no special tools are required
  • Consistent, flawless, swirl-free finish
  • Matte to high gloss – no professional buffing needed
  • Great for touch-ups
  • Reusable! Simply rinse and allow to air dry after use
Instructions
  1. Determine the extent of the damage. If your counter is high gloss and only slightly damaged, begin with the higher grades, 600 or 800. If the counter has more severe damage, begin with the 300 and work up to the higher grades.
  2. Begin by sanding in a straight line pattern across the damaged area. Do not sand in a circular motion. Check damage removal every 2 – 3 minutes. Wipe the surface clean with a flannel cloth (paper towels can cause more scratches!). Change the sanding pattern by 90 degrees when changing grades of material.
  3. If damage has been completely removed, proceed to the next grade. IMPORTANT! Check surface for correct finish, make sure the repaired area is blending with the existing surface finish. If you get a milky / hazy appearance, repeat the last step using a spritz of water.
Finishing Step Guidelines
  • Deep Scratch Removal 300
  • Matte Finish 300, 600
  • Satin Finish 300, 600, 800, 1500
  • Gloss Finish 300, 600, 800, 1500, 2400, 4000
  • High Gloss Finish 300, 600, 800, 1500, 2400, 4000, 12000
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