Removing coffee stains from Corian

coffee-stainHere at the Wholesale Coffee Company we love all things coffee, with the one possible exception of coffee’s ability to stain. When it comes to white tee shits, tablecloths, mugs and coffee pots, coffee can leave a faint brown stain that’s sometimes difficult to remove.

If your sink and worktops are made from Corian, it’s fortunately unlikely that coffee staining will be too much of a problem as, unlike granite, Corian is extremely durable and non-porous, making it a popular choice. Corian is the brand name for a manmade, solid, mouldable material created by DuPont that’s made up of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate. It comes in a range of colours and finishes, and if you have very pale or white Corian it may possibly be marked by coffee that’s been allowed to sit for a while.

To clean a sink, try filling it with lukewarm water and adding a couple of denture cleaning tablets. Let it sit overnight to loosen the stains, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. If this isn’t enough, a tougher method is that used to clean granite. Mix a tablespoon of baking powder to a paste with warm water, and add a few drops of peroxide. Spread the mixture evenly over the stain and cover it with clingfilm. Leave overnight, and in the morning the stain should wipe away along with the baking powder. This method also works on worksurfaces.

To keep sinks sparkling, fill with cold water and add a little bleach. Allow to sit for a few hours, then drain and rinse. To remove spots from a worksurface, make up a dilute solution of bleach and water and ‘paint’ onto the spots using a cotton bud. Leave for a couple of hours, then wipe clean.

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