Cleaning & Maintenance
Once it has been installed, the sheen on Silestone is the natural sheen/luster of the product itself.
Sealants and water repellents provide an artificial, ephemeral shine.
Do not use paint strippers, caustic soda, or products with a ph of more than 10.
If bleach or solvent is used, it should be diluted with water and never left in permanent contact with the product.
Do not use chlorine-based products like dichloromethane (present in paint stripper)
The surface of the material should not be re-polished - either on floors or on a countertop.
Do not use degreasing agents such as those used in oven cleaners.
Keep Silestone separate from sources of heat (deep-fat fryers, etc.).
DO NOT USE, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE: Hydrofluoric acid, dichloromethane, NaOH - caustic soda or paint strippers.
Bleach: Do not use for maintenance. When this product remains on the surface for more than 12 hours, it may lose its sheen.
Alkaline cleaning products with Ph>12: Do not use for maintenance: when this product remains on the surface for more than 12 hours, it may lose its sheen.
Trichloroethylene: May be used to remove a specific stain.
Acetone: May be used to remove a specific stain.
Paint thinners: May be used to remove a specific stain.
Do not place Silestone outdoors or in places with UV lighting.
Over the years the colour and shade of Silestone products may suffer from the effect of the sun's rays.
We always recommend placing hot objects on top of hot pads.