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How to Remove Scratches on Solid Surface Countertops

When you had your solid surface countertop put in you probably received a care kit with it. In this kit was some sand paper and some scouring pads and maybe a polish or cleaner of some kind. Depending on which brand of countertop you bought you may even have received a video that shows you what to do.

Basically the process is this:

Step 1. Sand the scratched area with the lowest grit of paper. Probably 120 grit.

Step 2. Sand the scratched area again with the next highest grit of sandpaper. Probably 220 grit. Be sure to sand a slightly larger area with each sanding process.

Step 3. Sand the scratched area again with the next highest grit of sandpaper. Probably 320 grit. Be sure to sand a slightly larger area with each sanding process.

Step 4. In a motion similar to sanding, go over the sanded area with the scouring pad that you were provided. (probably green or white)

Step 5. Wipe down the affected area with the polish that you were given.

If you are unhappy with the results then it is time to have it done by a professional.

Bryan Dix is the owner of Complete Solid Surface Refinishing in North Carolina, specializing in solid surface countertop repairs, alterations, refinishing, and of course kitchen and bathroom sink replacements.

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