Laminate Countertop Repair: Chips

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Laminate countertop repair is inevitable when the work surface is in a heavily used area like a kitchen. It’s easy to knock a pan against the countertop and make a dent or chip while you’re cooking.

Luckily, laminate countertop repair kits are available to hide chips. There are two kinds.

1. Polish Laminate Countertop Repair Kits

Polish kits in shades matching your countertop are suitable for mild scratches and chips. You apply the polish every few weeks and it becomes ingrained in the scratch, which then takes on the color of the polish rather than exposing the underlying color of the high density board under the top coat of laminate.

2. Putty Repair Kits

Putty kits are for bigger chips. The putty will be in the same base color as your laminate countertop. Apply the putty to the chip and smooth it down to create a level surface. Leave the putty to dry before using the countertop. If you have a stone effect countertop, the chip will still be noticeable, but only when the surface is closely inspected.