Has it been a few years since you’ve installed your countertops? Maybe even a decade? If so, you surely relate to the minor damage over the years, and the appearance dulling with age. That damaged or faded countertop stains the kitchen, and you’d do anything to get that old shine back. No matter what countertop you have installed, there are do-it-yourself options available to restore them to their former glory. For today, this is how you repair your damaged laminate countertop
First, as always, the method of fixing it yourself entirely relies on the intensity of the damage. Though laminate countertops have a reputation for being the flimsiest option, oftentimes the only repairs needed for damaged laminate countertops can be fixed for under $20. If it’s a relatively small gouge or chip, purchase a color-matched pen to easily fill in the gap, and restore that imperfection to its original state. If there are stains on the laminate, as occasionally happens through daily use, it can typically be removed with baking soda and water as a paste, or for particularly harsh ones, acetone or isopropyl alcohol. Though minor damage is often easy to resolve, keep in mind that doing any of these options incorrectly will lead to more damage. It is always recommended to consult with your local countertop repair expert if you have to repair your damaged laminate countertop.
Sometimes, it’s not the damage in the homeowners mind; it’s the outdated design. After a decade living in a home, sometimes a fresh look is what a kitchen needs to bring it back to it’s perfect state. Though the best option is to contact a local countertop repairman and replace the countertop entirely, for laminate countertops, you have the option of inexpensive vinyl sheets. Though these peel and stick sheets have a questionable reputation due to laminates’ former inadequacy in the early 90’s, laminate has increased in quality massively in the past 30 years. With an incredible amount of preset designs from a plethora of major companies, such as:
Not only do these companies have over 300 combined preset sticker options for damaged laminate countertops, you’re also able to create your own custom designs to fit any niche you’re trying to fulfill. As always, for accurate sizing, ordering quantity, and overall design help, we always recommend getting in touch with your local countertop repairman before making any major decision.
After looking through your options for damaged laminate countertop repair, you may still be walking away from it thinking it’s too complicated to handle yourself. Regardless of the route you pursue, the benefit of laminate countertops is the unbelievable cost efficiency throughout its lifetime. A local countertop repairman is able to refinish a laminate countertop at a cost effective rate while eliminating nearly all of the hassle for you. If you’re looking for professional help, please contact us here at Classic Countertops. Our principal and company owner, Bill Blackert, is one of Northeast Ohio’s leading repairmen with over two decades of ownership experience. We are always accepting new customers, and look forward to creating more satisfied clients.