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How do I repair Corian scratches?

posted by: zoenipp on 01.13.2007 at 12:30 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are slowly renovating our beach place's kitchen. I arrived this weekend and noticed that when my DH installed the tile backsplash, he scratched the new matte Corian countertops. If I had been here, I would have made him cover them for installation but alas . . . .

I got on the Corian website and they suggest scrubbing the area with a Scotchbrite pad and an abrasive cleaner but give no specific product recommendations. Is there anyone out there who has had this problem and repaired it satisfactorily themself? Any recommendations on which Scotch-Brite pad and abrasive cleaner to use?


clipped on: 01.13.2007 at 08:16 pm    last updated on: 01.13.2007 at 08:16 pm

Le Creuset and the New York Times bread...pic

posted by: trailrunner on 12.11.2006 at 09:17 pm in Kitchens Forum

Just took it out of the oven. It is remarkable but it does work !

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clipped on: 12.14.2006 at 01:13 pm    last updated on: 12.14.2006 at 01:13 pm

RE: Tarkett Wood Flooring (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: floorguy on 04.11.2006 at 10:02 pm in Flooring Forum

I think you have been misinformed! Only cheap, budget, engineered wood, that has a wear layer less then a 1/16 of an inch cannot be sanded. There are many quality engineereds made that have a very thick wear layer and can be sanded to bare wood several times. OWENS PLANK, has a wear layer the same as a " solid hardwood and even comes in unfinished. Mirage has a decent wear layer for a thin engineered, and Mullican has a square edge that has no micro bevels to hide bad milling. Bruce's Studio B has an excellent wear layer. As does Kahrs, Woodloc.


clipped on: 12.02.2006 at 09:35 am    last updated on: 12.02.2006 at 09:36 am

Is almost finished kitchen too stark? (4 pics)

posted by: pierreone on 09.28.2006 at 11:15 pm in Kitchens Forum

It's been over a year since I first started this remodel (LONG delays with both Scavolini and contractors), but it's almost finished! I've learned so much from this forum and would love your opinions. I definitely want the modern look and am a minimalist, but do you think this is TOO stark? If so, what would you add that would keep with the modern feel? I know I'd like window coverings, but not sure what. Anything other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Red contemporary kitchen (Scavolini)
clipped on: 09.30.2006 at 12:15 pm    last updated on: 09.30.2006 at 12:15 pm

Need advice about painting doors. Please help.

posted by: mindstorm on 05.25.2006 at 10:29 am in Home Decorating Forum

I have been scouring threads on painting on this site but have a few questions that either have come up after reading or that I haven't seen answered. If a wise paint guru can help me, I will be so grateful.

I need to paint a couple of doors - one is the interior side of a french door to the outside. We have a Loewen aluminum clad french door - the outside is aluminum and taken care of, but the inside needs painting. First stupid-user question: is this an interior paint job or an exterior paint job? :-) I need to paint the interior side, but it is a door to the outside. Secondly, do I need to take the door off the hinges and paint it flat (not the paint texture, but meaning: "door on its side, paint side up") or do I paint with the door installed and up on its hinges?

I also have 2 other normal doors - not french - that also beget that same question viz. do they come off the hinges for paint, or do I paint them while they are still installed.

Now for paint itself. I know that paintguy and brushworks swear by Muralo (I'm on the East Coast, so I imagine I would shoot for Muralo and not Miller?). Ivette and sharonFL swear by Fine Paints of Europe. I'd love to get a comparative assesment of the two paints. How do the two compare? Are they in the same rarified atmosphere in the paint realm? Or is one better as in easier to apply, which will stcik, not fade or peel or whateever else paint can do?

Lastly: Someone once described FPE door paint in the same terms that I read brushworks (I think) describe Muralo: that it looks like porcelain. What do I need to do to get that porcelain-like look and which will hold up well? Should I go for a satin versus a brilliant finish to get that porcelain effect? Brushworks mentioned that Muralo uses a urethane rather than an acrylic latex in their paint; is that what FPE uses as well? Is that what gets the smooth translucent effect?

Any help would be so much appreciated. Thanks a lot.


clipped on: 08.28.2006 at 01:24 pm    last updated on: 08.28.2006 at 01:24 pm

RE: How do I post photos in the message ? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: monablair on 07.13.2006 at 03:53 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Begin a free album in Photobucket. Insert your saved jpeg photos by browsing and submitting them in the album. When have done this, scroll down and when you look at each photo there will be 3 lines/addresses under each one. Copy and paste the middle one (TAG) into the body of your message.
When you preview the message the photo will appear.


clipped on: 07.13.2006 at 05:47 pm    last updated on: 07.13.2006 at 05:47 pm

RE: How do I post photos in the message ? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: sharb on 07.13.2006 at 03:39 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Ideamom, I have a reminder in my computer for myself on how to do this.

First I resize my photo so that it isn't so large. I do that in my photo program, Jasc.

I think go to and upload my photo there and e mail the link to myself.

I copy the "second" line, all of it, and paste it in the message that I want to post. The photo appears!
Good Luck!


clipped on: 07.13.2006 at 05:47 pm    last updated on: 07.13.2006 at 05:47 pm

Anyone doing bold color counters or just neutral?

posted by: skypathway on 07.11.2006 at 09:42 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi, I normally hang on the decorating board, but I'm mulling over what to do with my counters in the kitchen. Maple floors with maple shaker cabinets - hardly any wall space - one wall is floor to ceiling glass cabinets where I store my cookbook collection and decorative dishes etc. When we built, there were so many commercial buildings being built that none of the granite fabricators would do a kitchen, so we put in laminate with the plan to replace with in the future. 8 years later and it's time. I have an island and two L shaped counters.

Our original choice was blue pearl - but now I'm thinking of maybe something bold like cobalt blue or orange in one of those Silestone type counters. Everyone here seems to be going with neutral countertops - is anyone going with a bold choice? I'd love to hear why you chose your counter, pros and cons for neutral versus bold etc.


clipped on: 07.13.2006 at 02:56 pm    last updated on: 07.13.2006 at 02:56 pm