How to take care of Melteca Decorated Board surfaces

  • 3 March 2016
  • Orange Joinery

Melteca Decorated Board is a versatile pre-decorated panel with a durable melamine surface on both sides. For interior use only, Melteca Decorated Board is available in a range of decors, on a choice of substrates, sizes and thicknesses.

Melteca Decoated Board care instructions from Orange Joinery Nelson

Never use any of the following abrasive cleaners: 

Jif, Ajax, Chemico, Brasso, oven cleaners, neat Janola, wire wool, scourer pads, sandpaper.


  • Wash down with warm soapy water. For best results use streak free glass cleaner with a soft cloth.
  • For textured finishes (Pearl, Puregrain and Woodgrain) the periodic use of a soft brush may be necessary for the removal of dirt build-ups and residues left by some spray on cleaners.


  • Hair rinse, Janola (neat) Harpic, oven cleaners – wash with hot soapy water, then wipe dry.
  • Fabric dye – wash with cold water, then wipe dry. Then apply methylated spirits and wipe dry.
  • Battery acid, hydrogen peroxide, glue hardners – wash with cold water, then wipe dry.
  • Hair dye – wash with methylated spirits, then wipe dry.
  • Leather dye – wash with methylated spirits, then wipe dry. Follow with mineral turpentine, wash and wipe dry.

Stain and Mark Removal

  • Stubborn marks or stains – apply Handy Andy or diluted Janola (1 part to 3 parts water), then wipe down with a warm damp cloth.
  • Smearing, finger marks, marking from cold or hot dishes, stickness – apply 1 or 2 applications of acetone (available at pharmacies) and wipe over with dry cloth.
  • Newsprint – use methylated spirits or mineral turpentine.
  • Rust – use vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Pencil – use water and a damp cloth.
  • Felt pen or dry marker - use methylated spirits or acetone.
  • Paint – use acetone or Duco Lacquer thinners (from a paint shop).
  • Glue – contact type – use Ados Solvent N (from a paint shop)

Once again with any of the above use streak free glass cleaner to remove any residues. 

If you have any other concerns or would like to know more about your Melteca® Decorated Board - contact us.

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