My Formica countertops are getting a bit "long in the tooth".
and they stain easy.
I'm just not ready to replace them with granite, marble, platinum,
or whatever the latest fad in countertops.
Can anyone suggest a product that'll "seal" the Formica tops ?
( I vaguely remember the wife using SIMONIZE car wax )
I use auto polish with an auto buffer. Rubbing compound (finest cut)
will take out some knife scores if not too deep. The auto buffer
makes fast work out of it, but its a good idea to mask off walls,
areas, etc with painters tape/newspapers. Johnsons Paste wax can be
used for a low sheen, but its protection is limited.
Right, but rubbing compound with put a permanent haze on fiberglass (scratch
it). Some car wax contains rubbing compound to take the oxidation off car
The best ones are the PTFE types. I know a guy who sells a lot of real estate
who shines all the kitchen and bathroom fixtures with marine wax containing
PTFE before putting the homes on the market. It works.
I knew somebody was gonna say that as soon as I posted it- I probably
should have replied to the previous message before rubbing compound was
mentioned. Although on a really nasty and already-scarred shower stall,
something with rubbing compound (used lightly, so as to not sand through
gel coat), followed by a good layer of plain wax after, can buy you a
Obvious disclaimer applies- don't wax the floor unless stall in question
has the pebble-grain non-skid tread molded in, and even then step
carefully for a few days. Or use one of those drain-through non-skid
mats on the floor. (a pain, because they are still mold breeders.)
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