Solid Core Phenolic – Cleaning and Maintenance


Solid core phenolic cleaning and maintenance is fairly simple to do. We have plenty of tips on how to do it right, which will help you keep your bathroom stalls looking fresh and clean for years. We all know no one wants to invest in a product with difficult upkeep, and you have come to the right place. Cleaning and maintenance of these stalls is fairly hassle free!


Solid core phenolic bathroom stalls are somewhat similar in maintenance to high pressure laminate. This is because both models have a customizable melamine face. The bonded phenolic core gives it a substantial moisture resistance, giving it the capability of hose-down cleaning methods.

As with any product, we recommend that you regularly maintain your bathroom stalls. The faster that spills and accidents are cleaned up, the less chance of any damage. Regardless these stalls are built tough to withstand most normal use. Below we highlight the best practices for cleaning them.

It is also important to make sure that your bathroom stalls are installed properly. After installation, regularly check all the hinges, screws, and connections to make sure it is in perfect working order. This will eliminate needing to replace any parts or fix unnecessary damage. These bathroom stalls are made solid. However, wear and tear can cause things to move out of place. Sometimes, occupants may dislodge something also. It is important to always know everything is where it needs to be.


The methods used to clean the bathroom partition differ on the type of soil found on a surface. It is important to use the recommended method to get the best possible results. 

  • Smudges, fingerprints, or other residues found on a solid phenolic bathroom stall’s surface can be removed with a mild cleaning solution. Smooth surfaces can be cleaned with a cloth and/or sponge. Textured surfaces can be cleaned with a soft brush. Always rinse thoroughly, and make sure to dry the surface completely.
  • More difficult stains likes oil, crayon, lipstick, or greased soil can be removed with a general purpose cleaner. You can also use a mild degreaser. Dampen either a cloth, sponge, or a soft bristled brush with the corresponding cleaner and apply it to the affected area. Rinse completely and dry thoroughly.
  •  For extremely difficult soiling, like water damage and other stubborn stains, you will need a more powerful cleaner. A mild detergent or general purpose cleaner just wont do the trick! A bathroom cleaner containing acetic acid is a great choice for removal of these kinds of stains. Wet a cloth, sponge, or soft bristled brush with the desired cleaner, and gently clean the affected area. As always, make sure to rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Unfortunately, vandals often choose to target bathroom stalls with graffiti. Solid Phenolic bathroom partitions whose surfaces have been affected by graffiti cannot be cleaned with ordinary cleaners and/or detergents. Instead, they have to be appropriately treated with a graffiti remover. Spray or wipe the remover onto the surface with a cloth or sponge, and make sure to rinse and dry fully.

We’ve also create a blog post, specifically written to assist you in cleaning your bathroom dividers the correct way so that no damage will be done to them through the cleaning process. View the section ” Solid Phenolic Toilet stalls Cleaning Instructions”. There you will find even more answers to your questions about restroom stall cleaning. 

Have some more questions about high pressure laminate toilet stalls? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section. You can also contact us for more information and advice.