The title says it all. We have a Corian countertop. One of the selling points of this type of counter is that it is supposedly easy to fix minor flaws in it, but there seems to be little information on the net about how to go about it.

A few years back my wife put a hot pan on it and discolored the surface. I have tried sanding the surface down with sandpaper (start rough and then moving on to finer grits), but it only slightly improves the look. Are their any tricks that I am missing?

  • We have a white Corian countertop which has similar issues. I am very interested in the resolution to this question.
    – ahsteele
    Apr 18, 2012 at 15:52
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    the wikipedia page states "Nicks and scratches can be buffed out with a Scotch-Brite pad or orbital sander." I'd up the sanding attempt using power tools.
    – DA01
    Apr 18, 2012 at 16:32
  • Have you tried bleach?
    – mikes
    Apr 24, 2012 at 23:23

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Some serious buffing is required. Not just of the burn area.. but you'll need to buff the nearby surrounding areas as well.

Two options:

  1. do it yourself cautious: experiment with automobile "rubbing compound" on it.. if it works on a small area, expand to the entire area.

  2. do it yourself confident: sand with 800 to 1000 grit sand paper.. if it works on a small area, expand to the entire area.

  3. hire someone: a corian professional

I do #3 in good times, #2 in bad. Good luck.


I know this is an old thread, but, just in case anyone needs to know how to refinish a Corian countertop, this is the DIY youtube vid to watch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xiVtgcHOtE I followed the example exactly, first using a left over as a test piece, then on our actual Corian counter top in the motorhome. It works perfectly !!! 2 things to be aware of :

  1. lots of dust...rig up a vacuum to collect it as you go and wear a mask !!!
  2. follow the pattern exactly, be patient, and do not skip or shorten any step.
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I used pledge for the minor abrasions and it did help

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