You have read it on the internet. You have seen it in the literature that came with your countertops. You have heard it from friends and from your fabricators and your sales people and all the home improvement gurus and the manufacturers. What is it?
How to remove scratches on your solid surface countertops. Well, now that they have your head filled with the wrong information, let me straighten you out by telling you how not to remove scratches from your solid surface countertops.
To shorten this particular article, I will refer you to a previous one first. This article is How to remove scratches on solid surface countertops.
Go read that and then finish reading this article. Or read this article and then go read that one as well.
Here is how not to remove scratches on your solid surface countertops.
1. Do not use sandpaper by hand. If you are going to touch your countertops with sandpaper then be sure that you are using an electric orbital sander. You will not, I repeat, will not ever get your countertop to look good by using a piece of sandpaper in your hand.
2. Do not use Scotch Brite pads or any other abrasive pad by hand on your countertop. If you are going to use Scotch Brite, use it on an electric orbital sander. You will not, I repeat, will not ever get your countertop to look good by using a piece of Scotch Brite in your hand.
3. Do not try to polish your scratches away with any kind of polish or buffer. You will only shine them up and they will show up a lot worse than if you just leave them alone.
4. In short, the way to not remove scratches is to do everything that you have been told to do. Follow their instructions for scratch removal and then you will know how NOT to remove scratches.
Part 2 of this article will include photos of scratches that have been "removed". If you don't believe me, then go ahead and try it yourself. If you mess them up even worse, then simply call a professionalto come and refinish them for you.