How to Clean Laminate Kitchen Countertops
How to Clean Laminate Kitchen Countertops


Laminate kitchen countertops are made of a mix of plastic, paper, and board. Generally, the best way to clean laminate countertops is to wipe up any spills immediately and avoid cleaning with too much water.

Cleaning your laminate countertops with mild dish soap and water might work just fine, but won't help much in the way of polishing. Each time you use a liquid soap, it leaves behind a thin layer of residue. Over time, this layer gets thick enough to dull the surface of the counter. It can also seep below your sealant and cause unsightly darker areas, usually around faucets and over-mount sink edges.

Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner easily removes dirt and grime from laminate kitchen countertops. The powerful degreaser also wipes away fingerprints and removes stains, leaving behind a streak-free surface.

We also recommend that you clean countertops daily and disinfect them twice a week. Learn how to disinfect countertops here.

Directions for Cleaning Laminate Kitchen Countertops:

  1. When cleaning heavy soils, pre-wet the surface.
    This helps the Simple Green to penetrate soils and makes it easier to wipe clean.
  2. Apply the Simple Green solution.
    Allow the product to soak for a minute or so on heavy soils and greasy spills.
  3. Scrub, if necessary.
    Scrubbing with a soft bristle brush or non-abrasive scrubbing pad provides agitation that will help to loosen soils and will ensure a thoroughly clean, residue free surface.
  4. Rinse with clean water.
    Rinse by wiping with a damp microfiber pad or non-abrasive cloth to insure a residue free surface. Food contact and pet surfaces need to be thoroughly rinsed with clean water.
  5. Dry and polish with a clean microfiber pad, non-abrasive cloth, or paper towels.
    For reflective surfaces, glossy finishes, polished metals and glass, this final step will leave a sparkling clean, streak free surface.


Heavy Soil

Greasy spills, baked on food, grimy surfaces, peanut butter, cooking oil, crayon etc.

Apply full strength Simple Green

Moderate Daily Cleaning

Daily cleaning solution

Dilute about 1 ounce of Simple Green to 1 cup of water.

Light Cleaning

Light dust, fingerprints, and on reflective or high gloss surfaces

Dilute about 1 ounce of Simple Green to about 4 cups water


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