Avonite Product Care & Maintenance

 

 avonite by Carolina Counters

 Avonite Product Care & Maintenance

 

The final finish of Avonite Surfaces material should be specified in one of the following finishes: Matte, Satin or High Gloss. 

CARE AND MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES 

Matte Finish

Cleaning

Soap and water will clean most stains.  For more stubborn stains use a green Scotch-Brite® pad and an abrasive cleanser.

Scratches:

To remove scratches, start sanding with 240 grit paper and then clean with and abrasive cleanser and a green Scotch-Brite® pad. Remember to periodically go the entire matte surface with a dry, green Scotch Brite® pad to return the original finish. 

Satin Finish

Cleaning

Soap and water will clean most stains.  For Stubborn Stains use a white Scotch-Brite® pad and non-abrasive cleanser such as Soft Scrub™.

Scratches:

To remove scratches, start sanding with 400 grit paper followed by 600 grit paper. Then clean the area with Soft Scrub™ and a white Scotch-Brite® pad.

High Gloss

Cleaning

Soap and water will clean most stains.  Use a polishing compound like 3M Perfect-It and a soft cloth to remove more stubborn stains.

Scratches:

To remove scratches from a high gloss finish, start sanding with 400 grit paper.  The surface must then be machine polished back to it’s original f nish.  If you do not own or have access to this equipment, you should contact you local Avonite Surfaces fabricator for assistance. 

 

Avonite Surfaces Sink Care

Use the Matte Finish cleaning and scratch removal procedures above. To keep sink color bright, clean occasionally with liquid bleach and water. Fill the sink 1/4 full with water, add 1 to2 cups of bleach, wipe the sides of the sink and let stand for 15 minutes. Then drain the sink and rinse. 

Do’s and Don’ts Quick Reference

  1. Always use a hot pad or trivet under hot pots or heat producing appliances.
  2. Always use a cutting board. Never stand on your counters.
  3. Avoid harsh chemicals such as drain cleaners and paint removers. 
  4. For high gloss counters, place felt protectors on the bottom of pottery or other hard objects.
  5. Avoid sliding hard objects across these glossy surfaces.
  6. Always run cold water when pouring boiling water into Avonite Surfaces’ sinks. 

 

 

 

 

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