12:48PM | 09/03/06
Member Since: 11/20/05
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We removed the 4" solid surface backsplash from our countertop. We intend on tiling the wall instead.

The 1" area where the backsplash and countertop met had yellowed.

I went to Home Depot and talked to someone there... and it was his opinion that the sealer the home builder used must have yellowed.

I have tried Soft Scrub with Bleach, a Bleach pen, Kaboom & Oxyclean. I would like to remove the yellowing and restore the natural white / cream color of the countertop.

Does anyone have any recommendations?



02:17PM | 09/03/06
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04:39PM | 09/03/06
Member Since: 11/20/05
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Perhaps I used the wrong term in my description... it isn't like Corian... it is almost like a man made stone... I wish I knew a better description.. but it is that man-made stone type countertop that is often installed in spec homes.

If I sand it... I will most likely remove the sealer coat and be left with a porous stone.... is there a way to re-seal it?

Thanks again!


05:28PM | 09/03/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
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It sounds like you are talking about a quartz composite material.

Here are some brands.

I don't believe that they are suppose to be sealed. But that does not mean that some didn't.

Look at the above links and read the Usage and Care information. And look for FAQ's.

If you don't find somethign that helps them call the manufactures customer support number.

But don't try and sand it.


05:30PM | 09/03/06
Member Since: 11/20/05
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I'll take a look at those... I think it's "cultured marble"... from my internet research...

The backside of the backsplash is not finished (smooth / polished)... and it is pretty porous.


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