How to Clean Corian Countertops

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It is an Easy to Clean Surface

One thing about the Corian kitchen countertop surface is that they are not that difficult to clean. The reason for that is the surface is completely sealed and non-porous. Nothing gets inside this surface unless you scratch it.

There is more good news. You have many different ways to keep your countertop nice and clean. To learn about those methods, just continue to read our article. It has the information you want to know about if you are thinking of replacing your old countertop surface with a Corian one.

How to Polish Corian Countertops

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Gather Your Supplies

To polish your Corian countertops, you will need a countertop cleaner, scouring pad, fine-grit sandpaper, Corian counter polish, cloth, sander, and a vacuum.

Steps to polish the Corian counter

Step 1: Clean the counter and remove any items that may be in the way. Take everything off as the dust will get into those items.

Step 2: Wash the countertop with a good cleaner. You can use an ammonia-based cleaner if you want.

Step 3: Lightly wet your countertop to help stop the dust from spreading.

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Step 4: Start sanding. This can be done by hand (good for the edges and corners) or you can use an orbital sander.

Step 5: Vacuum the dust-up and then use a damp cloth to get what the vacuum missed. Let the counter dry before starting to polish.

Step 6: Start polishing the surface. Apply the polish directly to the countertop and use a scouring pad to do the buffing. Small circular motions are ideal.

Step 7: Let dry and clean up all your supplies and equipment.

How to Clean Corian Countertops with Vinegar

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Cleaning Corian countertops with vinegar is not a difficult task to perform. The first step would be to mix equal parts of water and vinegar together. The non-porous surface makes cleaning very easy as the dirt and spills remain on top of the counter and do not soak in where it can eventually do some damage.

After mixing the vinegar and water together, take a clean cloth and soak it in the mixture. Wring out the cloth so that it is damp and not overly moist. Wipe the dirty area with the cloth.

If the stain does not get removed right away, you can repeat those last couple of steps until it is gone. Or, if you want, you can use an ammonia-based cleaner with vinegar to get that tough stain out.

A final resort would be to use bleach and water. This is the last-ditch effort that should remove the stain. All three solutions will disinfect the countertop as they clean.

How to Clean a Corian Countertop

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There are different methods to cleaning countertops that are the same no matter which surface you use. Some of the following methods may fall into that group.

1. Wipe Up the Spill ASAP

To stop stains or spills from getting worse, simply wipe them up as soon as they happen. This makes clean up later much easier on you. Since this surface is non-porous, you just wipe and the spill is gone.

2. Use a Cloth Dampened with Warm Water

First, put a few drops of dishwashing liquid on the cloth, then add warm water. Mix the two up so you have some foam to work with. Then wipe up the dried spill. When you are done, rinse the area with another damp clean cloth.

3. Use a Commercial Cleanser

You have to be careful here as some harsh chemicals damage the Corian surface. Use a non-abrasive cleaner if possible or you can use an ammonia-based one. Make sure to rinse well

Tips to Use to Care and Clean Your Corian Countertop

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1. Use The 5-Second Rule- Don’t wait longer than 5 seconds to clean up a spill.

2. Do Not Let the Counter Air Dry- This will leave a light film over the countertop and ruin its look.

3. Always Use a Cutting Board- Sharp knives can cut into Corian and leave scratches. When that happens, you have repair work to do.

4. Use Heat Pads- When placing a hot pot or pan on the counter, place them on a heat pad to protect the surface. These hot pots, etc., can burn the surface giving you more work to do. This warning includes using water from a direct to boil faucet.

5. Do Not Use Window Cleaner- This will leave a film behind that cuts the surface’s luster and shine.

6. Do not use harsh chemicals when cleaning Corian.

Some Final Words

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Make sure to block out enough time when you schedule this task. You do not want to be in a hurry. Good work takes time, and you should be thorough on the sanding and the buffing.

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