Nothing can make your kitchen or bathroom look more beautiful and modern than a shiny epoxy countertop. The problem is that epoxy countertops can be easily scratched and damaged, making them look dingy and unattractive. Fortunately, there are several ways you can polish an epoxy countertop to get it looking brand-new again.
In this short guide, we’ll show you the simplest way to polish an epoxy countertop so you’ll have the most attractive counter in the whole neighborhood!
How do I get my epoxy countertops to shine again?
If your countertops are looking dull and worn, you can restore the shine with a high-quality polish. Here’s what to do:
- Clean the countertops well with warm water and soap. Dry them off with a soft cloth or paper towel—don’t use anything abrasive on your counters!
- Use a microfiber towel to apply the first layer of polish (make sure it’s not too thin). If necessary, reapply two more coats until they are perfectly smooth again.
What can I use to polish epoxy?
To polish your epoxy countertops, you can use a polishing compound on a soft cloth. Follow the directions on the package, starting with a coarse compound and working your way to a finer one.
If you don’t have any of those products available at home, try using toothpaste! Toothpaste is actually a mild abrasive (which is why it’s so good at removing stains) and will work just fine for this purpose.
How do you make resin shiny after demolding?
After you have finished the curing process, sand the surface of your resin countertop. Medium grit sandpaper will work well for this step. When you are done sanding, wipe down the surface with acetone to remove any dust particles and residue.
Then apply a finishing wax to your countertop using a soft cloth or sponge and rub it in thoroughly until no streaks remain on the surface.
Once again use light pressure when applying so that you do not cause any damage to your newly completed countertop.
After that is done, polish with an electric buffing wheel until there are no more streaks left on its surface and then wipe off any residue from that as well!
How can I make my epoxy table shine?
Epoxy countertops can be cleaned and polished like any other surface. Use a mild detergent and a soft cloth to wipe the surface down, then buff it with a clean, soft cloth.
You can apply wax to protect the surface from stains and scratches, but do not use too much or you will risk clogging up the pores of your epoxy.
Can you wax epoxy countertops?
While it may be tempting to wax your new countertops, the fact is that epoxy resin is not a porous surface and does not require waxing.
Epoxy resins are also very durable and do not scratch or dent easily, which means that there is no need for any sort of protection or maintenance.
However, if you wish to add a layer of protection to the finish on your counters (especially if you have children who will be using them), they can be lightly coated with car wax and an applicator sponge. This will help prevent stains and make cleaning easier.
Can I use toothpaste to polish resin?
Yes, toothpaste will work to polish your resin. It’s an abrasive so it will remove scratches and make the resin look shiny. You can use a soft cloth to apply it, but be sure to get non-abrasive toothpaste so you don’t scratch it further.
What is the easiest way to polish resin?
It’s the easiest way to polish resin, but it takes some practice. If you use a heat gun or blow dryer, start by heating a small area of the epoxy and then use a razor blade to remove the scratch.
Make sure not to apply too much pressure as you will risk scratching your countertop even more. You can also use an electric sander to sand down rough spots in your countertop.
How do you remove scratches from epoxy resin?
- Scuff up the surface using very fine grit sandpaper (600 grit).
- Wipe off the dust with a microfiber cloth.
- Polish with a rubbing compound, like Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze #105 Ultra Cut Compound. Make sure to follow up with #205 Ultra Finishing Polish and/or #16 Final Inspection to remove any remaining residue from the rubbing compound.
- Apply a coat of wax or sealer
Well, that’s all there is to it! Hopefully, these tips have given you some ideas on how to keep your epoxy countertops clean and looking good as new.
We know it can be time consuming—which is why we recommend putting aside time every few months to really polish and buff them out. Remember: when it comes to caring for your epoxy countertops (and all of the other surfaces in your home), prevention is easier than cure, so try not to let dirt build up for too long.