How to Repair a Chip in a Laminate Countertop

Written by bridie cavanaugh
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How to Repair a Chip in a Laminate Countertop
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Laminate is an inexpensive and durable solution for kitchen countertops. It is available in a wide variety of colours and patterns. Laminate is a synthetic material comprised of several layers of plastic and paper sealed with melamine. Laminate countertops are durable, but if you accidentally drop a pan on the counter, a chip may occur in the material. Fortunately, it is easy to repair a small chip at home.

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Things you need

  • Laminate repair kit
  • Putty knife

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  1. 1

    Use a putty knife to press the repair paste into the chip. Make sure the paste fills the chip.

  2. 2

    Smooth the paste with the edge of the putty knife.

  3. 3

    Let the paste dry.

Tips and warnings

  • When purchasing a laminate repair kit, you will need to match the colour of the repair paste to your countertop colour. You may need to mix a few pastes to get the right colour.
  • Large chips should be repaired by a counter repair professional.

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