To clean the surface, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. Difficult stains such as coffee or tea can be removed using a mild household cleaner and baking soda; mixing to achieve a paste consistency. Use a stiff nylon bristle brush, scrubbing (approx. 15-20 strokes) the affected area. Do not scrub so as to mar (damage, scratch) the surface the new or re-surfaced finish.
WARNING: Prolonged exposure of the laminate surface to bleach will cause discoloration. Always rinse laminate and refinished surfaces after cleaning! Failure to rinse after cleaning can cause damage; even if a small amount of cleaning solution remains on the surface. A dry residue may be invisible; however, moisture from cups or drinks can reactivate it, and result in permanently etched scars or stains over time.
Recommended Household Cleaners:
* Prolonged exposure can mar the surface
A Few Notes of Caution
Acidic or abrasive cleaners can damage laminate and refinished surfaces; do not use them. Drain cleaners containing lye will permanently damage the laminate or refinished surface. If you spill a drain cleaner, wipe it up immediately and rinse several times with water.
Hair, textile and food dyes can cause permanent stains. If dye should happen to spill, wipe it up immediately with dishwashing detergent or an all-purpose cleaner.
Wipe spills away promptly and rinse several times with water.
Rust removers contain harsh chemicals, which will quickly cause permanent damage. If a spill occurs, wipe off all residue immediately, wash thoroughly with soapy water and rinse several times.
Steel wool and other abrasive pads will damage the laminate or refinished face. Do not use them for cleaning and don’t store steel wool pads on your countertop; the metal can rust and leave stains.
Toilet bowl cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can cause permanent damage. If spills occur, wipe up immediately, wash surface with soapy water and rinse several times.
The cleaners listed below can cause damage to the surface of laminate:
Oil of Vitriol
Remember, sharp objects can damage the surface of Wilsonart Laminate OR your refinished top, marring its beauty and lowering wear and stain resistance. Although high pressure laminates and stone-flecks surfaces are somewhat resistant to scratch and marring, they can be damaged, even under normal use.
Wilsonart Laminate and Stone-Flecks surfaces may need occasional dusting depending on where it’s used. To keep the surface beautiful, use Countertops Plus All Surface Wax and Protectant.
Wilsonart Decorative Metals
A-Look Mirror Quality Decorative Metal
For A-Look Mirror Quality Decorative Metals, household cleaners, ammoniated detergents or glass cleaners may be used. When cleaning A-Look Decorative Metals gold-finished panels, use only a soft cloth and normal glass cleaners.
Types 414, 416 & 420:
For the Artisan Group and Solid Polished Brass surfaces, use only glass cleaners that are free of ammonia and petroleum products.
Types 418 & 419:
It is recommended that anodized aluminum surfaces be cleaned with warm water and mild soaps such as those used for hands or dishes. Do not use cleaners that contain abrasives, acids or alkalis, as they will mar the surface. After washing, always wipe the surface completely dry with a soft, clean cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed with a thin, clean oil and dry cloth.