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Formica Countertops

Posted by zipster (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 11, 09 at 13:37

I just had new formica countertops installed in the kitchen and bathroom. I would like to know how to clean them to keep them new looking. So far I just wipe them down with water on a miracle cloth.

Thanks


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RE: Formica Countertops

I lived in a house with laminate counters for 13 years and that's basically how I cleaned them. For stains, I used soft scrub with bleach.


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RE: Formica Countertops

I bought a bottle of Lysol for kitchens; for when I get raw meat juice, etc. on the countertops. Little did I know that it cleans great too.


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RE: Formica Countertops

I've always just used soap and water and when I had a stain I'd use a little bleach. Mine are light beige and currently 21 years old. There is a product called Counter Magic, sold at HD that will keep them shiny.


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try making a paste with baking soda and water and use an old toothbrush, You can scrub out the stain and it won't scratch. It will look like nothing happened.


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RE: Formica Countertops

I have always used soft scrub once a week, but every night I just wipe them down with soap and water. If I get a stain I use the baking soda also. It works great on red fruit drinks.


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RE: Formica Countertops

Any all purpose cleaner or disinfectant and a cloth is fine. To give them a shine, buff on some Counter Top Magic (sold at Home Depot and most stores).


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RE: Formica Countertops

Thanks for all the advice. I will get that Counter Top Magic next trip to Home Depot.


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RE: Formica Countertops

Thank you for suggesting Countertop Majic. I used it on my new counters and they look beautiful and are so easy to wipe up anything. Water just beads up. I love the stuff.


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