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The Dos And Don'ts Of Refinishing Your Corian Countertops

Corian countertops are a popular option among homeowners these days due to their durability, versatile design, and relatively low cost when compared to other countertop materials. Perhaps one of the best features of Corian countertops, however, is that they can be refinished from time to time as a means of removing surface scratches and other minor damage. Before you begin with a Corian countertop refinishing project, however, there are some things you need to know.

DO Stock Up on the Right Materials

First and foremost, understand that you can't get the job done properly without the right materials. Specifically, you're going to need a scrub brush (like one you'd use to wash dishes), several different grits of fine sandpaper, a spray bottle filled with water, and some polishing paste specifically designed for use on Corian countertops. You should be able to find all of these materials easily at your local home improvement store.

DON'T Forget to Clean the Counter First

One of the worst mistakes you can make when trying to refinish your Corian countertops is to not clean them thoroughly before you get started. This is such an important step because, if you miss even one crumb, you could actually end up causing more damage when that crumb gets rubbed into the surface of the countertops with sandpaper during the refinishing process.

DO Spray With Water While You Sand

As you sand your Corian countertops, it's a good idea to periodically spray the surface with a fine mist from a water bottle. Doing so will reduce the appearance of sanding marks and keep the counter damp while you work, thus preventing lots of dust to be kicked up into the air. 

DON'T Forget the Polishing Finish

Finally, if you want to protect your Corian counters from further damage down the road, be sure to apply a coat of polishing finish to the counters once you're done with the refinishing process. Before you apply the polish, however, be sure to thoroughly wipe down the counters to remove any debris. Otherwise, that debris will end up permanently trapped underneath the finishing layer.

As you can see, refinishing your Corian countertops isn't a very complicated process, but it is important to keep some basic tips in mind to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. From there, you can get your counters looking like new again in no time at all. For more information on how to refinish corian countertops, contact a local professional.