How To Polish Corian Countertops
Corian is undoubtedly the most wonderful artificial countertop material that more and more people are using increasingly in their homes. And there are quite a number of reasons for their wonderful choice. Corian countertops are so popular due to their beauty, versatility, and relatively inexpensive nature. However, they are not prone to the regular wear and tear of the everyday kitchen. With time, they are bound to get stained and dull. But there is a relief that knowing how to polish Corian countertops and regularly polishing them will help you maintain the beauty and durability of the material.
Today the team of K&B Cabinets is bringing you a simple step-by-step guide to show how to polish Corian countertops. Follow these steps to be able to properly polish your Corian countertops the next time it’s needed.
Fine grit sandpaper
Low speed polisher
Non-abrasive Corian cleanser
Clean damp, non-abrasive cloth
How to Polish Corian Countertops : Step-by-step guide
Before starting to polish your Corian countertops, you need to clean the countertop as thoroughly as you possibly can. Just clean your countertop as you normally would with the help of water and a cloth. Make sure that you get the entire area of the countertop. Cleaning the countertop will remove any dirt and grime that may cause any damage to the countertop later on.
You can sand your countertop using an automatic sander, or a regular sanding block. The only difference is that a sanding block will give you greater control over what you will be doing. If the surface to be sanded is matte finish, then you will need to use between 180 and 220 grit sandpaper. In case you are sanding a semi-gloss surface, then you will need to use a 400 grit sandpaper. While a high-gloss surface will require you to start with a 400 grit sandpaper and finish with a 600 grit.
Gently sand the Corian countertop that needs to be polished, and make sure to remove all the cuts and scratches. If you’re working on high gloss surface, then go back over everything again with the 600 grit sandpaper so that you can restore everything to the high gloss that you need.
Take a little Corian cleaner on the cloth rags and clean off all the dust, dirt, and grime that was created from the sanding. Clean and wipe everything with the cleaner and rag cloth. After cleaning with the cleaner, rinse the rag and wipe down the countertops again.
Once the countertop gets dried up, apply some more of the Corian cleaner to one of the polishing pads. Then using a low-speed polisher, buff out the counter. Keep reapplying the cleaner as needed and use a gentle pressure to improve the general look of the countertop. This step will restore the original shine of your Corian countertops.
After this step, change the polishing pads, and add a little amount of polishing compound to the pad. Move in slow gentle strokes and adopt a circular motion to rub the polish into the countertop. Only use a polishing agent that is made specifically to work with Corian. After you have applied the polish, wipe off any remaining excess polish, and allow the surface to countertops to dry completely.
Your Corian countertops polishing work is complete.
This is what our experts have to say on how to polish Corian countertops. If you want to get professional help for your Corian countertops, then you can contact K&B Cabinets without any hesitation. We will work our magic to give you the best finished countertop job ever. Contact us today.