Maintaining Acrylic Solid Surface: Even Durable Meganite Needs TLC

Easy to clean and immensely durable, Meganite is often chosen specifically for its hard-wearing benefits.

Even the toughest amongst us needs a bit of care though, and routine maintenance of Meganite will give years of carefree usage. This is particularly prevalent for dark colours that tend to require more attention.

Simple is best for routine cleaning.

Meganite’s nonporous properties do not allow food, dirt, bacteria, and germs to penetrate it. Routine cleaning with soap and water and a sponge, or window cleaner and paper towels will remove most dirt and stains.

For tougher stains, the finish determines the next best course of action.

For Matt or Satin Finishes: Rub the stain with a scouring cleanser and a burgundy or green coloured Scotch-Brite® pad with water. Always rub in a circular motion, then rinse and towel dry. Rub the entire surface occasionally with the Scotch-Brite® pad to maintain the finish.

For Semi-Gloss Finishes: Use a non-abrasive cleanser with diluted bleach and a white ScotchBrite® pad. Rub in a circular motion. Rinse and towel dry. A non-abrasive polish may be used to enhance the shine.

For High-Gloss Finishes: Follow the procedure for semi-gloss surfaces, but use a sponge instead of a Scotch-Brite® pad. If the area is dull in contrast with the surrounding surface, use a white polishing compound with a sponge to get a higher gloss.

Preventative measures are ideal for keeping looking and performing Meganite at its peak.

Meganite can be easily repaired. However, we recommend the following guidelines to prevent damage:

  • Use hot pads or trivets underneath hot pans, crockpots, and other hot objects, rather than placing them directly on Meganite.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to chemicals like paint removers, over cleaners, solvents containing methylene chloride or acetone, acid drain cleaners, rust removers, and toilet bowl cleaners. Should contact occur, flush the area with soapy water as quickly as possible, rinse clean with water, and towel dry.
  • Run cold water when pouring boiling water into sinks, and allow hot grease to cool slightly before pouring into sinks or disposals.
  • Use a cutting board, rather than cut directly on a Meganite surface.
What to do if you’ve found a way to really, truly damage your Meganite surface.

For starters, that’s impressive – it’s hard to significantly damage acrylic. And now to fix it.

The best method is to call the fabricator who installed it. We also have a list on our contact page of excellent fabricators by area if you can’t remember who it was. As hard as it is to damage Meganite, it is as easy to fix. Depending on where the issue is and how deep, the fabricator can cut out the section or use acrylic glues to mend.

Meganite sanding

And finally, bring the surface back to its original shine.

Every few years, depending on how highly used the Meganite surface is, it pays to ring your fabricator again. Your fabricator can polish and buff the Meganite surface back to your desired finish. It’s safe, easy, and will give the whole area a facelift.

Can't remember who your fabricator was? On our contact page you can look up our network of trusted fabricators by location.