Many of our clients ask us how to properly repair their cast solid surface countertops when they are damaged by scuff marks, scratches, or even cigarette burns.
The method is surprisingly easy, and repairs can be completed in minutes with items you find in your local hardware store!
Scuffs and Scratches
Scuffs and scratches created by objects such as markers or keys take just minutes to remove. The number of steps makes it seem complicated at first glance, but it is really very simple.
What you will need:
- 220-grit sandpaper
- 500-grit sandpaper
- Scotch-Brite pad
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Buffer cloth
Step One: Using 220-grit sandpaper, gently remove the mark or scratch.
Step Two: Spray just a bit of water onto the damaged area and, using 500-grit sandpaper, apply gentle pressure in large circular motions. This will avoid leaving a visible pattern on the surface.
Note: You can use an electric orbital sander, but use extreme caution when applying the water in order to avoid electrocution.
Step Three: Using the green side of a Scotch-Brite pad, rub the entire area once more.
If you have a matte finish solid surface countertop, you’re done! If you have a polished finish, you have two more steps.
Step Four: Using a sponge and polishing cream or car wax, apply a coat of polish to the surface.
Step Five: Go over the whole countertop with a dry buffer.
Congratulations, your counter should now look brand new!
Removing cigarette burns from your solid surface countertop is just a one-step process! All you need to do is gently rub the burn with the green side of a Scotch-Brite pad, and in seconds you’ll have your original, flawless countertop back.
Watch as Jose demonstrates the technique for making these simple repairs.
Often, minor damage is the result of unintended carelessness, but if you find that vandalism is a problem in your bathrooms, check out our post on vandal-resistant commercial bathroom design.
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