Formica is a corporation that creates laminate countertops and other surface products. Formica laminate is made of laminate sheets pressed together under high pressure. This creates a highly durable product that costs less than marble and granite countertops but can be susceptible to burning. If you sat a hot pan down on your laminate countertop and burnt it, try to remove the burn before replacing the entire countertop.
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Things you need
- Soft scrubbing sponge
- Lemon juice
- Old toothbrush
- Baking soda
- 1,000- to 1,200-grit sandpaper
Remove light burns by applying toothpaste to the burn. Let the toothpaste sit for a few minutes. Scrub the burn out with a soft scrubbing sponge or old toothbrush. Rinse the area with water. Continue if the burn remains.
Apply lemon juice to the burn -- it acts as a bleach to lift the burn mark off the countertop. Let the juice set for a few minutes. Scrub the burn away with an old toothbrush. Rinse the area with water. Continue if burn remains.
Mix baking soda with water to create a paste. Apply the paste to the burn and let it sit for five minutes. Scrub the burn with a soft scrubbing sponge. Rinse with water. Continue if needed.
Wet a piece of 1,000- to 1,200-grit sandpaper with water. Sand the burn off the countertop by scrubbing it lightly with the wet sandpaper.
Tips and warnings
- If the burn remains after following these steps, it is too deep for removal and replacement may be needed.
- Not all laminate burns will come off.
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