To ensure that you get the best long-term performance and enjoyment from your Clean Touch surface, please follow the cleaning recommendations provided in this document.
We strongly recommend cleaning the Clean Touch surface immediately after soiling by wiping with a damp cloth, or with the recommended cleaning agents and accessories.
For easy and quick cleaning please use household grease cleaner / spray-bottles [with water, <5% anionic surfactants and soap] in combination with a soft micro-fibre cloth or a terry-towelling cloth.
To remove stains caused by common liquids and substances such as coffee, tea, mustard, ketchup, oil/fat, balsamic vinegar, lemonade, butter, wine, pencil, shoe polish, and dirty water, we recommend the use of clean water, a damp cloth, common dishwashing liquid and a melamine dirt eraser sponge. These are commonly available in most major grocery or hardware stores. Please check the label of the sponge to confirm that it is a melamine sponge and not a common household sponge.
There are cleaning agents which are recommended as being suitable and cleaning agents which are not recommended for Clean Touch surfaces.
Not Recommended: (Please avoid using any of these).
Using any of these above items are not recommended as they will cause irreversible damage to your Clean Touch surface and its properties!
TOUGH HARD TO REMOVE STAINS:
In cases where the stain has already dried, please place a wet cloth soaked with some dishwashing liquid on the affected area (allow about 1-2 minutes to soak, for coarse residues leave a little longer). Remove the dissolved residues by wiping with a wet cloth. If the residues can’t be completely removed with the help of a wet cloth, please use a wet melamine dirt eraser sponge with some washing–up liquid. For a streak-free finish, we recommend rubbing the wet surface until it is slightly foamy and then cleaning it with a sponge or clean soft cloth and clear water. Wipe the wet surface dry with a terry cloth/towel.
For tougher hard to remove stains, such as pen, inks, markers, permanent markers, lipstick, graffiti spray, we recommend the use of methylated spirits or acetone (= nail varnish remover), a paper towel and a melamine dirt eraser sponge.
For set-in or dried stains, place the paper towel soaked with some nail varnish remover/acetone or methylated spirits on the affected area (for about 1-2 minutes, for coarse residues leave a little longer).
Remove the loosened remains by wiping with a paper towel and then wipe with a melamine dirt eraser sponge to remove any residues.
For dried blood, moisten the affected area with a little laundry detergent powder and some water for 5 minutes (if necessary longer) and then remove the residue with a melamine dirt eraser sponge. Watermarks /chalky deposits are easily removed with some citric acid or vinegar (leave about 5 minutes, if necessary longer). Wipe the stain the melamine dirt eraser sponge to remove the stain.
Following these recommended cleaning instructions will ensure that you enjoy your Clean Touch surface for many years to come.