How to Polish a Formica Countertop

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How to Polish a Formica Countertop
Lemon oil helps keep Formica countertops shiny. (Beautiful and new kitchen furniture on modern kitchen image by terex from

Formica countertops--also known as laminate--are a common choice for many households. This material is low-cost, comes in many colours and styles, and requires little maintenance. Though Formica can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap, it may require occasional polishing to restore its shine.

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Things you need

  • Lemon oil
  • Mild dish soap
  • 3 cloths

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  1. 1

    Fill up your sink with warm water and a few drops of dish detergent.

  2. 2

    Dip a cloth into the soapy water and wring it out. Clean the countertop with the cloth, removing any dust, spills, or debris.

  3. 3

    Rinse the cloth with clean water and wipe over the countertop to rinse away excess soap residue. Dry it with a clean cloth.

  4. 4

    Apply a few drops of lemon oil to a clean, dry cloth. Wipe over the entire surface of the Formica countertop to evenly coat it with a thin layer of lemon oil. A little goes a long way--buff it into the surface to prevent streaking or a film.

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