How to Clean Laminate Countertops

Make your laminate countertops sparkle and shine in just a few easy steps.

August 26, 2019
Laminate Countertops

Cleaning Laminate Countertops

Use baking soda for difficult spots or stains.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

How to Clean Countertops 03:45

Keep your kitchen or bathroom sparkling with these easy cleaning tips for every type of countertop.

What You'll Need:

  • non-abrasive brush/sponge
  • dish soap
  • water
  • baking soda
  • clean dish towel
  • white vinegar

Step 1: Clean Off the Counters

Begin by removing everything off of the counter. Take all appliances, crockery and keepsakes and move them to another surface. Once the counters are free of large items, use a dry sponge to brush away any crumbs and debris.

Laminate Countertop

Cleaning Laminate Countertops

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Step 2: Scrub

Cleaning laminate countertops is as simple as cleaning the dishes. Take a non-abrasive brush or sponge, and add warm water and a drop of dish soap. Scrub the countertops until the suds lift away the dirt and grime. Rinse your sponge with clean water, and wring out continually.

Laminate Countertops

Cleaning Laminate Countertops

Scrub countertops with dish soap, water and a sponge.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Step 3: Use Baking Soda if Needed

If you have a particularly difficult spot, sprinkle some baking soda onto the spot and use your sponge to scrub it away.

Laminate Countertops

Cleaning Laminate Countertops

Use baking soda on difficult spots.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Step 4: Spray With Vinegar Solution

Using a clean cloth, wipe the remaining moisture from the countertops. To make the countertop shine, spray them with a vinegar solution. Mix 2 cups water with 1 tablespoon vinegar in a spray bottle (Image 1 below). Spray the countertop down, and allow the solution to sit for 2 minutes (Image 2 below). Finally, wipe the counter clean.

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