If the corian countertop next to your kitchen sink has hard water stains on it, learn how to remove them with the following steps. Once the counter's appearance has been restored, routine maintenance will protect it from future stains.
- white vinegar
- spray bottle
- soft cleaning cloths
- limescale remover
- mildly abrasive liquid cleanser
Remove Hard Water Stains
Add equal amounts of white vinegar and water to a spray bottle and shake the container until they are mixed. Spray the vinegar and water mixture directly to each hard water stain, and wait a few minutes for it to penetrate the stains. Wipe the hard water stains with a cleaning cloth.
If any of the hard water stains are severe and you aren't able to remove them completely with the vinegar and water mixture, apply a small amount of limescale remover to a soft cleaning cloth. Place the cloth directly over each stain while pressing firmly on the back of it.
Move the cloth around in small circles to lift each stain. Add more limescale remover to the cloth if it is needed. Remove the vinegar and limescale cleaner from the counter's surface with a damp sponge. Dry the counter's surface with a clean cloth.
Maintain The Counter's Surface
Prevent stains from forming on the counter by wiping up spills soon after they occur. Use a mildly abrasive liquid cleanser and a damp sponge to remove any substances that are sticky or gritty. Rinse the counter off with plain water and dry its surface when finished. Avoid using any cleaning materials that contain harsh chemicals.
Disinfect the counter's surface by pouring a few drops of bleach that have been diluted in water onto a cleaning cloth and wiping it over the contaminated surfaces. This step is important to complete after preparing food that has come into contact with the counter's surface. Wipe the counter's surface off well with a clean, dry cloth after you have finished.
Minimize the amount of spills that occur by placing a cloth on the counter's surface before pouring liquids or transferring cooked food items from pots or pans. Avoid setting hot cookware on the counter's surface. Instead, keep it on the stove or place a pot holder on the counter before setting a hot item down. These steps will preserve the counter's appearance and minimize the amount of time that it will take you to clean it after it has been used.