This video will give you ideas on Caring for your Corian Counter top. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Sales at Bill Shea’s. We look forward to hearing from you.
DuPont Corian® solid surface was created for a lifetime of easy care
Just follow the simple guidelines listed here to help you keep
your Corian® Surfaces Looking Fresh.
Routine care of Your Corian® Counter top
There are three types of Corian® Counter top Finishes: matte/Satin,semi-gloss and high-gloss*. Most counter tops are finished with matte/satin finish. All Corian® Sinks have a matte/satin Finish. Soapy water, ammonia based cleaners (not window cleaners as they can leave a waxy build up that may dull the surface) or commercially available solid surface cleaners will remove most dirt and residue from all types of finishes. Stubborn residue will require a little stronger cleaner. Follow the recommendations on the next page to properly clean your counter top and sink. Experience has shown that a film builds up on the surface if water is left to dry on the counter top. This film will dull the look of the counter top making the finish appear blotchy and uneven. To prevent build up of the film, it is very important to wipe the counter top completely dry after spills and cleaning. Some colors of Corian® may require more frequent cleaning to maintain a uniform finish. Darker colors tend to require more attention than lighter colors. Over time, even with proper care, your counter top will acquire a patina, changing the appearance of the finish. You may restore the look of the original finish by following the refurbishing guidelines blow.
A KEY TO KEEPING YOUR COUNTERTOPS LOOKING GOOD IS TO THOROUGHLY RINSE AND WIPE COMPLETELY DRY AFTER CLEANING.
Most Dirt & Residue
Use soapy water, ammonia based cleaner, (not window cleaner) rinse and wipe completely Dry. Commercially available solid surface cleaners, such as Clean EnCounters® will also work well.
Preventing Hard Water Marks
Rinse and wipe completely dry after cleaning. Clean up spills before they dry.
Removing Hard Water Marks
Spray residue with Deep Cleaner for Corian® such as CLR® or Lime Away®
Spray residue with Deep Cleaner for Corian® from stone care international. Follow instruction on the bottle. If residue persists, repeat process. Wash area with soapy water, rinse and wipe completely dry. If residue persists, follow steps below for removing dulling film.
Occasionally wipe surface with dilute household bleach – 1:100 (5 Tbsp. of bleach to 1 gallon of water. As recommended by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention for disinfection of surfaces.)
• Avoid getting the bleach solution in your eyes or on bare skin.
Always follow the bleach manufacturer’s safety instructions when working with bleach.
• To enhance the gloss level on semi-gloss and high-gloss finishes, use a counter top polish such as Counter top Magic®, Hope’s® polish, Perfect Countertop®, or Enhance Counter top Polish®
SINKS AND LAVATORIES
Follow Procedures above or use Soft Scrub® and a Scotchbrite® pad over entire sink to blend in finish.
NOTE: Do Not Use Scotchbrite® pad on counter top surfaces this will dull the surface!
Fill your sink 1/4 full with diluted bleach ( 5 Tbsp. bleach to 1 gallon water). Be sure to get some of the solution into the overflow opening to disinfect. Let the solution stay in the sink for 15 minutes; then wash sides and bottom as solution drains. Rinse out the sink with water.
CLR® is a registered trademark of Jelmar
Lime-A-Way® is a registered trademark of Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.
Scotchbrite® is a registered trademark of 3M Company
Soft Scrub® is a registered trademark of the Dial Corp
Counter top Magic® is a registered trademark of Magic American Corporation
Hope’s® Perfect Countertop® are registered trademarks of the Hope Company
Enhance Counter top Polish® is a registered trademark of Eastern Marble and
Clean EnCounters® is a registered trademark of Stone Care International
Deep Cleaner for DuPont Corian® is a registered trademark of Stone Care International
Preventing Heat Damage
While Corian® is heat resistant, as with all counter top
materials, it is important to minimize direct heat exposure to protect
your surface and investment.
DO NOT PLACE HOT POTS, PANS, ETC. , DIRECTLY ON THE COUNTERTOP SURFACE.
Always use heat trivets or hot pads when placing hot objects on any surface. Always use a trivet under portable heat generating appliances such as a toaster oven. Allow cookware to cool before placing it into a Corian® Sink
Preventing Other Damage
In most cases Corian® can be repaired if damaged. Be sure to follow these guidelines to help you prevent permanent damage to your Corian®
.• Avoid getting strong chemicals, such as paint removers, oven cleaners, etc., on your Corian® counter top. If a spill does occur, promptly flush the surface with water to fully rinse off the chemical.
• Do not cut directly on Corian® Counter tops use cutting board
• Boiling water alone will not damage your Corian® sink however, it is a recommended practice to run cold water from the faucet while pouring boiling water into the sink.
* High Gloss finishes are extremely High Maintenance and therefore are not recommended by Bill Shea’s