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How To Care For And Repair Corian Countertops

by Perry Chapman

Corian is a solid material, which makes it a great material choice for countertops. It's easy to make repairs to, looks gorgeous with any decor style, is easy to keep clean, and has a number of color and pattern options to choose from. Although corian can be repaired, you should take care of it properly in order to prevent damage from occurring. Even the most careful homeowner may at some point notice damage to their corian countertop, though. See below for tips on how to care for your countertops and how to repair if damage occurs.

Care Tips

1. Everyday Cleaning

Clean your countertops after meal prepping or after eating by using soapy water and a microfiber cloth. Wipe your countertops daily to remove dirt, food, and dust that accumulates and settles. Rinse them with warm water, and then wipe them dry to get up the excess water.

2. Stain Removing

When you have spills on your counters, be sure to wipe the spills immediately to prevent stains. Sometimes spills may get past you or go unnoticed. In this case, remove stains from your countertops by using an ammonia cleanser and a soft cloth. Rub the stain with the cleaner and cloth until the stain is gone. Then rinse the area with warm water and dry your counters with a dry cloth.

3. Disinfecting

Your home sees all kinds of germs, and your counterops aren't any different. To disinfect and remove germs, you can use a bleach and water solution (1 part bleach/1 part water) combined in a spray bottle. Spray your countertops and wipe them with a clean cloth to remove germs and clean up your counters. Rinse them with warm water, and then dry them.

Scratch Repair

Repair scratches in your corian by rubbing them with a coarse grit piece of sandpaper. Rub the scratch in a back and forth motion (rather than a circular motion) until the scratch is no longer visible. Next, take a fine grit piece of sandpaper and rub in the same motion to help smooth out the surface. Blend it with the rest of your countertop until you no longer see any sanding marks in your countertop. Be sure to sand your counters using the same pressure so they are sanded evenly across. If need be, use a palm sander. Wipe your counters clean to remove any sanding dust.

If you have a lot of heavy damage to your corian counters, you may want to contact a professional corian counter repair company for help such as Corian Repair Man.