REFINISHING CORIAN COUNTERTOPS

The August, 2000, issue of FAMILY MOTORCOACHING, the excellent monthly magazine of FMCA, contained an excellent article about refinishing Corian countertops.  Here is what you need to do to refinish your Corian countertops, depending on the type of finish:

MATTE FINISH

  1. Dry-sand with 180- or 220-grit fine sandpaper until cuts or scratches are gone.
  2. Restore finish with an abrasive cleanser and a green Scotch-Brite pad of a Soft Scour pad.
  3. Wipe with a damp cloth, then with a dry towel.

SEMI-GLOSS FINISH

  1. Dry-sand with 400-grit sandpaper until cuts or scratches are gone.
  2. Restore finish with a non-abrasive cleanser and a white Scotch-Brite pad or a Soft Scour pad.
  3. Wipe with a damp cloth, then with a dry towel.

HIGH GLOSS FINISH

  1. Dry-sand with 400-grit sandpaper until cuts or scratches are gone.
  2. Wipe the surface and continue with 600-grit sandpaper.
  3. Wipe the surface, then buff using white polishing compound and a low-speed (1500 - 2000 rpm) polisher equipped wtih a wool pad.
  4. Finish with a countertop wax.