Melamine Surfaces

Melamine Care Guide

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Care & Maintenance

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.

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.


Use methylated spirits or mineral turpentine.


Use vinegar or lemon juice.


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.


Apply acetone or duco lacquer thinners (from a paint shop).

Glue - contact type

Use Ados Solvent N (from a paint shop).