Care and Cleaning
of Cultured Stone Products

Removing Scratches
from Cultured Stone Products

Care/Cleaning

Do NOT scrub with any type of harsh abrasives. Regular cleaning with most available non-abrasive liquid cleaners or mild detergent is all that is needed to maintain the beauty of our products.

1. Remove soap build up by using a soap scum remover. Hard water build up comes clean with a mild solution of vinegar and water. Difficult stains can be treated with most lime and rust removers. Be sure to rinse the cultured stone  well after using any of these cleaning solutions.

2. Shower walls and floors can be cleaned with most available shower sprays. Simply spray and leave on for five minutes; use a squeegee or towel to wipe off the walls. The floor can be scrubbed using a soft bristle brush to remove soap residue. Rinse thoroughly.

3. Polish your vanity top or shower walls at regular intervals with a non-abrasive liquid auto wax or gel gloss. This will maintain the lustrous finish and make your products easier to clean. Note: matte finish products do not require polishing.

4. Minor surface scratches can be buffed out using a polishing compound with a buffer. A minor cigarette burn can be wet sanded with a 600-grit sandpaper and polished with a buffer. Apply liquid wax or gel gloss after buffing. A repair kit is available through your dealer to fix minor chips or deep scratches.

Light scratches can be removed by using automotive compound, which is usually white.

1. Take a damp cloth with the compound and polish the area where scratches appear.

2. A power buffer with the RPM of NO MORE than 1750 can be used with the compound to expedite the polishing compound.

3. After the polishing is complete, wax with any car wax or gel gloss.

Deep Scratches take a little more work, but many are repairable.

1. Purchase 3M Wet/Dry 400 & 600 grit sandpaper. Make a small square wooden block approximately 2x3 inches. Wrap sandpaper around the block.

2. Use small strokes and sand in the opposite direction of the scratches, keeping the paper wet. Check the area you are sanding to be sure you do not remove too much of the gel coat, as you could cause further damage to your product.

3. When scratches disappear, continue with the procedure described for removing light scratches.

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