Care & Maintenance
Care & Maintenance Melamine Surfaces


Caring for your

Melamine Surfaces

Care Guide Melamine


Everyday cleaning

✓ Wipe with warm, soapy water on a soft damp cloth.

✓ Follow all cleaning with a streak free glass cleaner on a soft cloth. This will remove residue and give the best results.

✓ Apply cleaning products to the cloth rather than directly onto the surface being cleaned.


Textured finishes

e.g. Pearl, Puregrain and Woodgrain

✓ Periodic use of a soft brush may be necessary for the removal of dirt build-ups and residues left by some spray cleaners.


Preventing damage

✓ Wipe up spills as soon as possible. Rinse with cold water, wipe dry, then apply methylated spirits and wipe dry again. Refer to manufacturer’s cleaning instructions for further details.

✗ Never use abrasive cleaning products such as:

• Jif
• Ajax
• Chemico
• Brasso
• oven cleaner
• neat Janola
• wire wool / scourer pads
• sandpaper


Cleaning stains and marks

✓ After cleaning, use a streak free glass cleaner to remove any residue.

Stain or mark Cleaning method
Stubborn marks Apply Handy Andy or diluted Janola (1 part to 3 parts water), then wipe down with a warm damp cloth.
Smearing, fingermarks, stickiness Apply 1 or 2 applications of acetone (available at pharmacies) and wipe over with dry cloth.
Newsprint Use methylated spirits or mineral turpentine.
Rust Use vinegar or lemon juice.
Pencil Use water and a damp cloth.
Felt pen or dry marker Use methylated spirits on a clean cloth or paper towel. Meths can dissolve paint, so do not let it come into contact with painted surfaces.
Paint Apply acetone or duco lacquer thinners (from paint shop).
Glue - contact type Use Ados Solvent N (from a paint shop).