Care & Maintenance:
BEAUTIFUL - TOUGH - SOLID -RELIABLE
Meganite™ can be found throughout the USA in fine homes and in prestigious commercial installations. Meganite™ is preferred because it is easy to maintain and is beautiful, durable, and affordable. With simple routine maintenance, under the guidelines, Meganite™ will give years of carefree service and satisfaction.
Meganite™ has physical properties which do not allow food, dirt, bacteria or germs to penetrate its surface. Routine cleaning with soap and water and a sponge, or window cleaner and paper towels will remove most dirt and/or stains. To disinfect, occasionally wipe the surface with equal parts of household bleach and water. Always towel dry to remove water spots.
For stubborn stains, removal procedures will depend on the finish of the surface.
(a) The majority of countertops have a matte or satin finish. For this finish, rub the stain with a scouring cleanser such as Bar Keeper's Friend®, Ajax®, or Comet®, and a burgundy or green-colored Scotch-Brite® pad with water. Always rub in a circular motion, then rinse and towel dry. Occasionally rub the entire surface with the Scotch-Brite® pad to maintain the matte or satin finish.
(b) If your counter has a semi-gloss finish, use a non-abrasive cleanser with bleach or diluted bleach, and rub in a circular motion with a white Scotch-Brite® pad. Dry with a towel and use a non-abrasive polish compound to enhance the surface.
(c) If your counter has a high-gloss finish (not recommended for high-use or high -traffic areas), use a sponge and apply a non-abrasive polish compound. Extremely difficult stains may require hand sanding with a 600-grit sandpaper, followed by polishing with a white polish compound using a soft cloth.
(d) For Meganite™ sinks and bowls, use a scouring cleanser with a burgundy or green Scotch-Brite® pad with water. Occasionally fill the sink or bowl with a solution of equal parts of household bleach and water and let stand for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse sides and bottom with water after draining.
(a) As with other solid surface materials, Meganite™ should be protected from hot pans directly from the stove or oven by the use of hot pads or trivets equipped with rubber-tipped feet.
(b) Always place a flame-resistant hot pad or trivet underneath a heat-generating appliance such as a crock-pot or electric frying pan.
(c) Some strong chemicals can cause damage to your Meganite™ surface if left in contact very long. Paint removers, oven cleaners, solvents containing methylene chloride or acetone, acid drain cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, contact adhesive solvent, rust removers, and lacquer thinners should be flushed with soapy water as quickly as possible, rinsed with clean water and towel dried. Nail polish should be removed with a non-acetone based nail polish remover and flushed with soapy water.
(d) Run the cold water when pouring boiling water into sinks and allow hot grease to cool slightly before pouring into sink or disposal.
(e) Always cut food on cutting boards and avoid cutting directly on the Meganite™ countertop surface.
Cut and Scratch Removal
One of the many superior features of Meganite™ is its ability to be repaired if marred or damaged. Most cuts and scratches can be removed by the owner following the procedures outlined below. Serious cuts, damage from falling objects, or any area the owner is not comfortable in repairing should be referred to an authorized Meganite™ Dealer or Fabricator. As with stubborn stains, the procedures used to remove cuts and scratches will vary depending on the finish of the material.
(a) For a matte or satin finish, hand sand the cut or scratch with a 220-grit sanding disc, sanding in a circular motion. When the cut or scratch is removed, hand sand the area with a 320 or 400-grit sanding disc, again in a circular motion. Finally, rub the area with a burgundy or green Scotch-Brite® pad.
(b) For a semi-gloss finish, sand the cut or scratch as above for a matte finish. Follow-up with a white rubbing compound applied with a soft cloth and then rub with a white Scotch-Brite® pad.
(c) For a high-gloss finish (not recommended for a high-traffic, high-use area), sand the cut or scratch with a 220-grit sanding disc until removed. Follow with a 320 or 400-grit sanding disc and then a 600-grit sanding disc, all in a circular motion. Buff with a white polishing compound and a low-speed polisher equipped with a wool pad. Finally, apply a non-abrasive countertop polish available at most home stores.
Your Meganite™ Dealer or Fabricator stands ready to answer any particular question you may have about the care of or specific characteristics of your Meganite™ product.
NOTE: WHITE OR BURGUNDY SCOTCH-BRITE® PADS ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE ONLY AT HARDWARE STORES.