Removing Blotchy Appearance or Fine Scratches

You may notice that the surface of your shower basin or vanity bowls begin to look blotchy or discoloured. Typically this is caused by leaving hard water to dry on the surface which will leave a film of minerals.

To remove blotchy appearance or fine scratches:

• Pour some mild abrasive liquid cleanser, such as Soft Scrub®, on a damp sponge or cloth and rub over area using small circular motions, from the front to the back, then side to side, overlapping the circles until the entire area has been cleaned.

• Thoroughly rinse the top with clean water and Wipe Surface Completely Dry.

• Check to see if blotchiness is gone. If not, repeat procedure applying more pressure on the sponge or cloth.

• Continue over all affected areas until all film is removed.

Note: While this procedure may remove or minimize the look of very fine scratches, other deeper scratches may remain. They may be removed by following the procedure below or you may wish to hire a professional refinisher to refinish your countertop.

 

Removing Minor Cuts and Scratches

Because the solid beauty of Pearlstone® and Corian® solid surface goes all the way through, DuPontTM Pearlstone® and Corian® solid surfaces are renewable. You can remove minor cuts and scratches yourself by following these instructions. Deeper scratches may also be removed, but repair is best done by professionals.

• First, wash the area where the scratch is located, following the instructions found in this guide, to remove any film on the surface as this film may clog the cleaning pads. With the surface still wet, start rubbing with the peach colored (1500 AO) side of the abrasive pad. Use a light touch. Pressing too hard may actually leave deeper scratches. Rub over the scratch using a straight line motion. Periodically switch rubbing direction ninety degrees. Rinse pad periodically during this process to remove any built up residue. Be sure all of the scratch is removed.

• Clean top with water and dry thoroughly. Check to see if sanded area blends with rest of top. Please note that sanded area may not perfectly match remainder of top. Rub over a large area to blend in sanding.

• If needed, continue the sanding process using the blue colored (4000 AO) pad and if necessary the gray colored (12000 AO) until the desired gloss level is achieved. Clean the top with water and dry thoroughly between each pad.

• Rinse out all pads used and allow them to air dry before putting them away.