Everform™ Solid Surface: How to Remove Scratches

As with any surfacing material normal wear and tear can mean some scratching. Here are tips for removing scratches to restore the beauty of your solid surfacing.

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As with any surfacing material, normal wear and tear can mean some scratching. Here are tips for removing scratches to restore the beauty of your solid surfacing.

Removing Scratches
How to remove fine scratches or burnished areas from the surface of dark-colored Everform™ Solid Surface:

Pour some mild abrasive liquid such as Comet® Cleanser or Soft Scrub® on a soft damp sponge or damp cotton cloth.

In a circular motion, rub the area you wish to repair. Mild pressure should be applied.

Clean the area thoroughly with clean water and wipe the surface until it is completely dry.

Inspect to see surface to see if the damage has been repaired, if not, repeat steps 1-3.

 
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For deeper scratches, more aggressive abrasives may be required:
Gray (ultra fine) for satin finish 3M Scotch-Brite® #7448 or Mirka® Mirlon #448 White (super fine) for buffing the finish 3M Scotch-Brite® #7445 or Mirka® #445

Soak the Gray pad in clean water.

In a circular motion, rub the area you wish to repair. Mild pressure should be applied.

Clean the area thoroughly with clean water and wipe the surface until completely dry.

Check to see if the damage has been removed. If not, repeat until damaged area is renewed.

Soak the White pad in clean water.

In a circular motion, rub the area previously sanded with the Gray pad.

Clean the area the thoroughly with clean water and wipe the surface until completely dry.

Check to see if the area has been blended to back to the original finish. Rubbing of the entire surface with the White pad may be necessary to blend the repaired area to the whole area.

Matte

Sand with 220-grit sandpaper on sanding block. Use small circular motions until scratch is gone. Blend texture with an abrasive cleanser and a maroon #7447 Scotch-Brite® pad.

Satin

Sand with 320-grit sandpaper on sanding block. Use small circular motions until the scratch is gone. Blend texture with Soft Scrub® Cleanser (or equivalent) and a gray #7448 Scotch-Brite® pad.

Semi-Gloss

Sand with 600-grit sandpaper on sanding block. Use small circular motions until the scratch is gone. Blend texture with a nonabrasive cleanser and a white #7445 Scotch-Brite® pad.

Polished

Specialized tooling is required to achieve a high-gloss finish. Please contact your professional fabricator.

Maintenance is limited to cleaning with mild detergents or nonabrasive countertop cleaners and a soft cloth. Should the above maintenance steps create a variation in the surface finish, proceed with the final blending step over the entire countertop surface.

Download this information guide in the full Everform™ Solid Surface Use & Care Guide and Warranty PDF.

Scotch-Brite® is a registered trademark of 3M Company.

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