PROPER CARE REQUIRES PROPER COMMONSENSE. Like laminate and solid surface countertops, a refinished surface can also be damaged by knife cuts and hot pans that are placed on the surface. Make sure the hubby and the kids always use a hot pad when placing hot pans or pots on you new countertops and make sure to use a cutting board when you're cutting the veggies.
USE ONLY NON-ABRASIVE, LIQUID CLEANERS, OR MILD SOAP & WATER. Your resurfaced countertop can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth or non-abrasive sponge, after using general purpose cleaners such as Mr. Clean®, Fantastik®, Formula 409® or Candy's favorite home brew of a spray bottle with distilled water, white vinegar, lemon juice with a little tea tree oil. Here's the recipe.
#1 BIGGEST MISTAKE... ABRASIVE CLEANERS AND PADS. Do NOT use abrasive cleaners or scrub pads and stay away from using bleach or harsh acids. These materials can discolor or damage the surface causing premature wear.
DON'T LEAVE ANY OF THE CLEANERS TO REMAIN ON YOUR NEW SURFACE for an extended period of time before wiping them off.
With proper care and common sense maintenance, your newly resurfaced countertops will look beautiful for years.