How to Repair and Refinish Laminate Countertops

How to Repair and Refinish Laminate Countertops

In this article, we will be looking at a few ways on how to repair and refinish laminate countertops.

Laminate Paste:

Firstly, for minor repairs such as chips, scratches and gouges, a paste is made, specifically for laminate repair. This paste can be purchased at your local store and this is an inexpensive way to revive your laminate tops in just a few minutes.

Paint:

Secondly, if you have more severe damage on your countertops you can consider paint. Painting your laminate tops is a great way to repair major damage that has been done. The first step before you begin to paint is to make sure the countertop is clean and free from any dirt and bacteria. Secondly, peel off any caulk that has been building around the sink and faucet. Thereafter, you need to apply painters tape so that the paint does not make a mess around the area. After all these steps have been completed, you can now begin to paint. Furthermore, you can choose a paint that will blend in well with the colour of your countertops.

Laminate Refinishing Products:

Using laminate refinishing products requires some steps before it is applied. The first step is to sand the surface of the countertop. Secondly, clean the surface thoroughly to make sure no sand remains before applying oil based primer. Moreover, oil based primer is an laminate refinishing product. Lastly, sand the primer smooth and enjoy your new and improved countertop.

In conclusion, laminate countertops require quite a bit of maintenance as they possess low durability compared to other finishes. However, it is important to be well informed on how to repair this type of finish yourself, to avoid spending a lot of money hiring someone to repair it for you.

 

 

 

 

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