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How to Remove Stains from Corian

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It is Not Laminate

Many people may confuse the two countertop materials, but Corian is very different from laminate materials. It is made from man-made engineered stone mixed with acrylic polymers. But like laminate, it can get stained.

Once you remove the stain, you can use your car wax polish on this countertop. After a few minutes of applying and buffing, your Corian countertop should shine. That is just one interesting fact about this kitchen countertop material.

To learn how to remove these stains, just continue to read our article. It has the information you want to know about.

Is Corian Stain-Resistant?

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No, while this is a better and tougher countertop material, Corian is not stain resistant. It is vulnerable to different products including harsh chemicals. Some products that will not harm Corian materials are mineral spirits, bleach, rubbing alcohol, and vinegar.

You can use those products to help whiten your Corian kitchen. One way to whiten the surface is to mix a 3 to 1 solution, bleach to water, and then spray on the stain or stains. Next, leave the solutions there for about 3 to 4 hours.

It is possible to leave it on the stains for up to 16 hours but not longer than that. When that time limit is up, use a damp cloth to clean up the stain. That is all there is to it.

How to Get Rid of Stains on Corian

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Different stains will have different step-by-step procedures. Sometimes they will use the same ingredients and sometimes not. What follows is a list of different stains and how to remove them from your Corian countertop surface.

Stained White Surface

Mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda into a nice paste. Spread the paste over the stain and wait for 24 hours. Then gently scrub the area removing both the paste and the stain at the same time.

Water Stains

In this stain removing situation, just mix some water with some vinegar. Put equal parts of both in a spray container and mix well. Then spray the solution directly onto the stains.

Next, let the mixture seep into the stain for a few minutes before wiping the stain up with a clean cloth. If you have a hard water stain, you can try lime juice instead of vinegar or a lime remover product.

Turmeric Stains

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Mix water and baking soda together to form a nice paste. When ready, place the paste on the turmeric and wait for 15 minutes. After that, scrub the spot, then pour vinegar or lemon juice on the stain if the paste did not get it all off.

Or you can use a magic eraser to handle this stain. Just rub gently to make sure you do not damage the Corian surface.

Bleach Stains

In this case, you can use a cleanser that contains oxalic acid. Just rub it on the stain and it should come right off.

Heat Stains

When the heat stains are not that severe, use an abrasive scrubbing pad and a mild abrasive cleanser. Then just rub the stain away. They can help get those stains out and make it look new again.

Just do not use harsh chemicals at any time.


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Mix 1/2 cup of bleach and a gallon of water together. Then soak a clean cloth in the mixture and wring out the excess. Next, wipe the surface stain with the cloth and leave the solution in place for about 5 minutes.

While waiting for those 5 minutes to expire, soak a cloth in warm water and wipe the stained area. Dry with a clean dry cloth to remove any remnants left behind.

Sharpie Stains

Mix a few drops of dishwashing liquid in with some warm water. Mix well and dip a clean cloth in the mixture. Next, wipe the stain with the cloth or you can use a soft-bristled brush.

Rinse the area clean and dry with another clean cloth. or you can use an ammonia-based cleanser and mix it with water. 1/4 cup of ammonia and 1 gallon of water should do the trick.

Use a cloth or soft-bristled brush to do the scrubbing. Rinse after the stain has been removed and dry with another cloth.

Candle Wax

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Heat is the best defense here and you can dip a plastic spatula in hot water for a few minutes. Then use the heated spatula to scrape up the candle wax. Then use a clean cloth and some warm soapy water to get rid of the rest of the wax.

Nail Polish Stain

Pour some nail polish remover onto a clean cloth and scrub the area until the stain is gone. Then wipe the area with a damp cloth using soapy warm water. Finally, rinse the area clean.

Some Final Words

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All these solutions are easy to do. The key is to have the right ingredients on hand to get the job done right. Corian countertop surfaces are strong, sturdy, and durable but it does have some vulnerabilities. Do not use harsh chemicals to clean it.

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