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Cleaning Hard Surfaces: Plastic




Routine Care

Special Instructions

Plastic Appliances


Use a nonabrasive, all-purpose cleaner. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, soft cloth. Avoid using abrasive cleanser that may scratch the plastic.


Shower Stalls


Wall Tile

Use a tub/tile/sink cleaner; nonabrasive, all-purpose cleaner; or a paste of baking soda and water. Apply the cleaner to the surface or on a damp sponge and rub gently. Rinse or wipe clean.

Specialty products are available. Follow label directions.
Follow fixture/tile manufacturer's care instructions. Some plastic surfaces are not compatible with some cleaners.

If soil is heavy, allow the solution to set on the surface for at least 30 seconds to loosen the dirt.
Furniture Use a nonabrasive, all-purpose cleaner; glass and multi-surface cleaner; or a cleaner-polish. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean soft cloth.  
Plastic Laminates


Clean with a nonabrasive, all-purpose cleaner using a sponge or cloth. Rinse with a sponge or cloth wrung from clean water; dry with a clean, soft cloth, Or, apply a creamy liquid kitchen wax that cleans and protects the surface as it is applied. Apply wax to a predampened cloth and clean a small area (about a square foot) at a time. Buff with a clean, dry cloth while wax is still moist. A specially formulated cleaner can be used to renew countertop surfaces when they become dull and worn looking.

Avoid using abrasive cleansers that could dull or bleach products that could alter the color of the surface.
Use a nonabrasive, all-purpose cleaner. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, soft cloth Unplug any appliance before cleaning.
To clean the inside walls of a refrigerator or freezer, use a nonabrasive all-purpose cleaner. Or use a solution of 2 tablespoons baking soda to a quart of warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean, soft cloth.  
Toilet Seats/Lids Clean with a nonabrasive, all-purpose cleaner, using a sponge or cloth. Thoroughly rinse and dry hinge areas and bumpers.  
Window Blinds Dust regularly with a clean, soft brush or the brush attachment of a vacuum. To clean, use water and scrub gently with a sponge or soft cloth. Dry with a clean, soft cloth. A furniture polish applied to the slats after cleaning will make dusting and cleaning easier. Follow blind manufacturer's care instructions.

Use furniture polish sparingly to avoid a wax buildup.
Windows/Storm Doors Use a cleaning product formulated for plastics. Household cleaners, cleansers and ammonia should not be used to clean plastic window and storm doors. Streaking in the plastic could occur.


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