How to clean Formica surfaces and furniture

Have you ever wondered how to clean Formica furniture? If so, in our article today you will leave your doubts. Do not miss the recommendations that we offer you below, which are available to anyone and also to all budgets. The end result will be flawless!

With hot water and detergent

You have several possible alternatives to clean the Formica furniture and without having to invest a lot of money in it. One of the simplest and most effective ways to do it is to clean the surface using hot water and common detergent , also helping you with a soft sponge.

The process is very simple, you just have to lather the surface in question, then rinse with hot water and finally dry with a clean, dry cloth

How to clean Formica surfaces and furniture - With hot water and detergent

A cloth dipped in acetone

Another useful tip for cleaning Formica furniture and surfaces easily is to wipe with an acetone-dampened cloth.

First, pour some acetone onto a cloth. Run this cloth over the entire surface of the furniture you want to clean until you make sure that you have removed all stains, fingerprints and dirt. Next, wipe with another dry cloth to remove acetone challenges and restore the shine of the Formica.

With lemon

Lemon is a food widely used in household cleaning tasks, since its citric acid is ideal for removing many difficult stains without damaging the materials.

In the case of Formica surfaces, cleaning with lemon can be a very good option to restore the original shine of this material and obtain a better finish. If you want to put this cleaning technique into practice, you will only have to cut a lemon in half and use each of the halves to rub hard all over the stained surface. Next, rinse the furniture with a little lukewarm water and, finally, dry it with a clean, dry cloth.

How to clean Formica surfaces and furniture - With lemon

Tips to consider

In addition to the previous techniques to clean and polish Formica, it is important that you take into account recommendations such as the following to keep your furniture in perfect condition:

  • Avoid using abrasive soaps, very strong bleaches and abrasive sponges, as they can scratch the surface as well as discolor it over time.
  • Do not place very hot pots, pans or pans on the Formica surfaces, as this can seriously damage the material. It is important to previously place a protective element.
  • In kitchens with Formica surfaces, when cutting food it is preferable to do it on cutting boards to avoid damaging the material.

As we promised, these are very simple and cheap tips that anyone can put into practice. Although if you ask your trusted DIY store, you will surely find a special cleaning product for the maintenance of these types of materials. In any case, keep in mind that you should never use an abrasive product or detergent, as it will damage the surface and over time it will lose its shine.

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