Staron is a homogeneous and solid mineral-filled acrylic polymer material that is easy to maintain. Simple routine maintenance is required to keep it looking new and fresh.
Routine Cleaning of Countertops and Sinks
Use soap and water with soap or an ammonia-based cleanser (such as glass cleanser). Wipe away water stains with a damp cloth and sponge and dry with a towel.
Removing Difficult Stains:
Dull Finishes: Use an abrasive cleanser and a green Scotch-Brite® pad. Rub in a circular motion.
Semi-Gloss Surfaces: Use Soft Scrub® diluted bleach and a white Scotch-Brite® pad. Rub in a circular motion.
High-Gloss Surfaces: Follow the procedure for semi-gloss surfaces, but use a sponge instead of a Scotch-Brite® pad. If the area is dull in contrast with the surrounding surface, use a white polishing compound with a sponge to get a higher gloss.
Disinfecting Surfaces and Sinks
Occasionally wipe sinks and bowls with diluted household bleach (1/1 water/bleach solution) to disinfect.
Removing Cuts and Scratches
Dull finishes: Sand with 180-grit (120 micron) or 220-grit (60 micron) fine sandpaper until the cut and scratch is removed; restore finish with an abrasive cleanser and a green Scotch-Brite® pad to the same finish as the adjacent surface.
Semi-Gloss Finishes: Sand with 400-grit (30 micron) sandpaper; restore finish with a nonabrasive cleanser and a white Scotch-Brite® pad.
High-gloss finishes: Sand with 400-grit (30 micron) or 600-grit (20 micron) sandpaper; buff with polishing pad at a low speed (1500 – 2000 rpm) polisher equipped with a wool pad; finish with a wax.
All of the above sanding and polishing should be done in a circular motion.
In most cases, Staron can be easily repaired. However, follow these guidelines to prevent any permanent damage.
Even though Staron has an excellent heat resistant property compared with other ordinary countertops, placing hot pans, as well as some heat-generating appliances such as frying pans or crock pots can damage a Staron surface. Always use a hot pad or a trivet with rubber feet to protect Staron. Avoid long-term exposure of Staron to temperatures over 80°C (170°F).
Avoid exposing Staron to strong chemicals such as paint removers and oven cleaners. Surfaces exposed to these chemicals should be promptly flushed with water. Contact over a long period of time will cause spots and require extensive sanding.
- Do not cut directly on a Staron surface.
- Use a cutting board.
- Run cold water when pouring boiling water into sinks.
- Remove nail polish with a non-acetone-based nail polish remover and flush with water.