How to fix a chipped laminate counter top

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How to fix a chipped laminate counter top
A chip in your countertop can be fixed with the right tools. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

A laminate countertop can be a durable and easily maintained choice for your kitchen or bathroom. However, a hard blow can cause a chip to break off of your laminate countertop. A chipped laminate countertop can be quite unsightly since the rest of the laminate countertop is completely seamless. Instead of resigning yourself to an imperfect laminate countertop, fix the chip and regain a nearly perfect countertop once again.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Clothes iron
  • Utility knife

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the exact dimensions of the chip in your laminate countertop with a tape measure.

  2. 2

    Find an area of your laminate countertop that is not noticeable, such as a space behind a cabinet.

  3. 3

    Turn your clothes iron on the cotton setting without steam and let it heat up. Then, place it over the unnoticeable area for several seconds. This will loosen the glue.

  4. 4

    Remove a piece of the loosened laminate that matches the dimensions of the chipped area with a utility knife.

  5. 5

    Place the replacement piece over the chipped area of the laminate countertop. Hold the iron over it to reactivate the glue and stick it into place.

Tips and warnings

  • Very small chips can be filled in with epoxy glue, but it's unlikely to match your laminate countertops perfectly.

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