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Cleaning Plastic Laminate Formica

For general cleaning a good dish soap and water will do. For tougher stains, products like Fantastic and 409 work well. The following solvents are for sticky substances, markers, polishes, paints, glues, etc.

  • Mineral Spirits

  • Lacquer Thinner

  • Acetone (nail polish remover)

They should be used with extreme caution because they are flammable and you should not use them around a seam or the edges of your countertops; they may loosen the bond.

Any cleaner with an abrasive like Comet, Soft Scrub, etc... should not be used at all!!

Sometimes none of these cleaners, will work, so here's a little secret. Try a pencil eraser; see if that doesn't do the trick!