If you're new to owning a Corian countertop, you may have noticed that it is susceptible to scratches and scrapes. If this worries you and you wonder if you'll be able to refinish the surface and restore it to its new appearance, never fear. Here are some tips and instructions to get it looking new again. It's easier than you might think.
What to Know about Solid Surface Countertops
These countertops can be made to have the appearance of granite countertops, yet they are much more affordable. There is a minor drawback to having solid surface counters, and that is that they can be scratched.
You must be careful with utensils and kitchen tools on solid surface counters. Always cut or chop food on a thick cutting board, and never directly on the countertop. If you do accidentally scrape or scratch the surface, all is not lost. It can be repaired and refinished relatively easily.
Is it a Small Scrape or Scratch?
If you can see that the scrape is small and not very deep, you can simply buff it with the green side of an abrasive pad. It's done just as if you were sanding it with sandpaper. First rub the pad in the direction of the scrape, and then rub in circles in the opposite direction. You will see that with a little effort, it will disappear. Then all you need to do is clean the excess dust off with a damp wash cloth.
If it's a slightly deep enough scrape or scratch, you made need to go at it with a fine grit sandpaper. Do not apply too much pressure on the sandpaper or you could possibly harm the surface more. If you want a glossy finish, you can use a polishing paste and go over the countertop with it using a soft pad on an electric sander.
What if It's a Deep Scrape?
It may have a deep scratch that you don't feel comfortable fixing yourself. If this is the case, you can call a professional surface contractor or repair person to take care of it for you. They will have all the necessary tools needed to get the job done. They can make it look brand new for you.
So whether you do the touch ups yourself or hire someone to do it for you, you can restore your countertops to the point where they look new again. If you put the care and effort into it, your solid surface counters will last a long time. Click here to learn more about how to refinish Corian countertops.