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How To Repair Kitchen Worktops

Updated July 20, 2017

You can repair the damaged areas of your kitchen worktop by filling them in with an adhesive sealant. These sealants are designed to fill in small holes and smooth out scraped and chipped areas on your worktop. Adhesive sealants come in a variety of colours to match the worktop.

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  1. Use a towel moistened with solvent to clean oil or grease from the damaged surface of your worktop. Scrape your spatula over any small fragments or chips protruding from the worktop to smooth the surface. Scrape the spatula over the sides of any holes to make the sides level with the surface.

  2. Squeeze the adhesive sealant liberally onto the spatula. Place the spatula behind the small hole, chip or scrape you want to fill. Press the spatula down firmly and pull the adhesive sealant forward, gently smoothing it over the damaged area. Repeat the process as needed, adding a second or third coat to build up the depth of the repaired area.

  3. Clean off any adhesive sealant overflow from the newly repaired areas by gently smoothing the spatula across the top of each area to make it level. Use a towel moistened with solvent to wipe around the newly repaired areas. Wait 24 hours for the sealant to harden fully. Use a towel to wipe the area down with a little dishwashing liquid and warm water.

  4. Tip

    The adhesive sealant may shrink slightly as it dries.


    Don't mix the solvent and adhesive sealant together.

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Things You'll Need

  • Solvent
  • Towels
  • Adhesive Sealant for Worktops
  • Spatula
  • Dish Washing Liquid

About the Author

Barbara Freeman is a teacher and has been writing since around 1995. She's written curriculum for Discovery NutshellMath software and her NutshellMath tutorials appear on the Discovery Cosmeo homework website. She's also written for Freshfilm.com. Freeman earned a Bachelor of Arts, a credential and a Master of Arts in educational technology.

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