Old counter tops

Patricia Cates
by Patricia Cates
How do you make old Corian counter tops look nice? They are not stained or really scratched but just look dull. Most products are not food safe. Is there a glaze or something that can make them look newer?
  8 answers
  • Tami Tami on Feb 11, 2015
    Get automotive car buffer. Start with Purple scotchbrite pad. Do figure eight pattern to cover all surface. Repeat with a Grey scotchbrite pad. (Not scouring pads,but automotive pads). Make it look like new. Use your hand to do edges and tight areas with light pressure
  • Shari Shari on Feb 11, 2015
    Evidently, there are different degrees of sheen to Corian with the matte/satin finish being the most common. Were your counter tops shiner before, or have they always been this "dull"? Apparently, a dull film can develop on Corian if water is not wiped up and some cleaners can leave a waxy buildup. I would try some of the cleaning tips in this article on Corian care: http://www2.dupont.com/Surfaces/en_US/assets/pdf/Corian%28r%29_Care_and_Maintenance_Document.pdf
  • Lucy Nunn Lucy Nunn on Feb 11, 2015
    The beauty of the solid surface counters is they can be buffed, or even sanded with superfine steel wool if you accidentally cut the counter.
  • Annette C Annette C on Feb 11, 2015
    Have you tried coconut oil?
  • Tod1275721 Tod1275721 on Feb 11, 2015
    Try stove top cleaner...should bring back the shine and clean at the same time.
  • Jill M. Jill M. on Feb 11, 2015
    Corian has a series of polishing pads that if used in sequence will remove scratches and restore sheen. It is a pain but will improve the look. Never cut on Corian it scratches very easy.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Feb 12, 2015
    Thanks for the tips.
  • MARY FISHER MARY FISHER on Feb 12, 2015
    On the counter tops, I have used Pledge, it seems to work okay, or even glass cleaner, but of course it does wash off to easy, maybe even car wax