Next >︎

Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop

I sprayed my formica countertop with a surface cleaner containing bleach and let it sit a bit too long (got distracted!) and when I came back to wipe it off, it took the shine off of the countertop in that area. Is there any way to get that shine back? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Ad


Mary P

Answers:

Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop

Try a kitchen wax made, such as Jubalee (07/13/2005)

By Sonya Yoder

Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop

Gel-gloss is the best product I have ever seen for countertop restoration. It comes in a spray can or cream and is similar to car wax, in the way that it dries and then you rub it off. I hope this helps. (07/26/2005)

By Penny

Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop

Hi to all. I just tried "Armor-all" on my marble-looking formica and it really shines now! You can get it anywhere they sell automotive/car wax items. (02/20/2008)

By Susan

Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop

Well I'm struggling with my counter top, too. My sister actually refinished counter tops in 2 of her homes by cleaning the surface thoroughly then applying an acrylic paint with a swirl pattern. She did such a great job it looks like a marble counter top.

Ad

Unfortunately in the area we live, I'm not able to purchase this paint but larger cities should stock this item. Other than that, I've been reading, use an abrasive like Comet and scrub it down to an eggshell surface. I'm going to give that a try now. Good luck to all! (03/05/2008)

By middlesis

Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop

I, too, spilled some kind of cleaner on my kitchen counter. I just purchased a can of Countertop Magic FM44 at Ace Hardware and after 1 treatment it looks 90% better. I think one more dose will do it. Good Luck. (03/11/2008)

By Dee

Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop

I have used car wax on my Formica Countertops. I used NUFINISH. It brought back the shine. (09/25/2008)

By Barbara.

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

October 23, 20160 found this helpful

Don't forget to check the products you are using for toxins. Armorall is known to be very toxic...not what you want around your food or toddlers!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 16, 20190 found this helpful

I have the same problem and have thought sanding them down with fine sand paper and buffing them with automotive medium grit compound then waxing.Also thought of painting with hardened urethane but my tops are matte imitation granite so thats a no go.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
Next >︎
Categories
November 5, 2009
Pages
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2019 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2019/09/01 09:50:31 in 813 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!