Cleaning Fenix<sup>®</sup> Surfaces

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Cleaning and Maintenance

Some simple but important rules for properly caring for a FENIX surface

Taking Care of FENIX Means Taking Care of its Structure

If you look at FENIX through a microscope, you will see the structure that causes light to reflect at a variety of angles. This is responsible for what we recognize as a matte appearance. To clean the structure, an essential step is rinsing regularly with water as it avoids that anything stays behind in it. In this section, you can find some simple but important guidelines to help you care for your FENIX surface.

Have something specific in mind? Scroll down to find more information on these topics: 

  • Basics of Cleaning
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Cleaning FENIX Surfaces
  • Stain Specific Cleaning
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Repairing micro-scratches

Before following these instructions, please verify whether your matte surface is FENIX. Be aware that not all similar-looking matte surfaces have the same resistance to cleaning liquids. When in doubt, the supplier of your piece of furniture will be able to clarify if it is FENIX.

The Basics of Cleaning | FENIX®

Cleaning FENIX means cleaning its structure. You can do this with warm water. As FENIX is a strong material, you can also use any household cleaner – even solvents like acetone* if needed. However, to avoid damaging the structure, don’t scrub it with abrasive cream, a scouring pad or a hard brush; in the long-term, this might lead to a glossy spot on your matt surface. Instead, you can use a melamine sponge – also known as a magic sponge.

As a final step, to avoid anything staying behind in the structure – whether that’s dirt or residue from your cleaner – always rinse afterward with warm water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

*always follow safety instructions

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The DO’s and DON’Ts of Cleaning Fenix Surfaces


  • Use any household cleaner or just warm water
  • Always end by rinsing with warm water
  • Dry with a clean cloth to avoid limescale residue


  • Don’t use abrasive cream
  • Don’t use a scouring pad or hard brush (you can use a melamine sponge)

Stain Specific Cleaning

Want to learn more? See below for stain specific cleaning videos and find all of our cleaning videos on our YouTube channel.

How to clean FENIX® | Oil

Was an oil stain left behind after cooking? See here how to clean your FENIX matte surface.

How to clean FENIX® | Wine

Absorb the wine stain from your FENIX matte surface, clean with kitchen degreaser, rinse thoroughly, and dry.

How to clean FENIX® | Ink

How to remove an ink stain from your FENIX matte surface. Watch this video to see the right way to clean it.

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FENIX General Maintenance

Deep Cleaning

It doesn’t happen often, but if you have not regularly cleaned your FENIX surface correctly over time, dirt from multiple sources can build up inside the microstructure and cause it to change appearance. 

If you are experiencing this issue, follow this guidance to clean your FENIX surface.

Repairing Your FENIX Surface

Noticing scratches? When applied to micro-scratches, thermal healing can regenerate your FENIX surface. 

How to Clean Countertops

Cleaning countertops is super simple. All you need is some warm water, a household cleaner and a damp cloth (making sure to avoid abrasive cream, scouring pads and hard brushes). Simply use the damp cloth and householder cleaner to wash your cabinets in circular motions until any stains are removed, rinse with water and dry clean. We even have some advice on how to organise your kitchen countertops once you’re finished.

How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

To clean your kitchen countertops, all you need is a household cleaner, a damp cloth and some warm water (making sure to avoid abrasive cream, scouring pads and hard brushes). All you need to do is empty your kitchen cabinets, so you can clean those hard to reach places and dry clean. Once you’re finished cleaning, you can put all your products back in. 

Our cleaning tips can be used in both the home and commercial settings, are ideal for cleaning your bathroom, countertops and more. Now you’ve seen how easy it is to clean FENIX products, order your free fenix sample today

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