Removing scratches from kitchen countertop

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  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I have a matte black kitchen countertop that I believe is laminate. I made the mistake of trying to get rid of food stains on the countertop using a mild abrasive cleaner, and now the countertop has unsightly scratches. I understand that it is almost impossible to remove scratches from laminate, but is there anything I can do to hide them? The scratches appear to be surface scratches, not anything deep like knife gouges. Thanks.
     
  2. Ivan Kipling

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    Not sure. What about the product that fills in scratches, on automobiles? I still have some: The Color Treatment. It did a fantastic job, filling in a couple small scrapes I had on my bumper. You cannot tell they were there. Just dab a little bit on a cloth. Rub into the affected area. Check your local Auto Zone. Black is always available.
     
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    There is actually a "dressing" available for laminate counter tops which will polish the surface. It won't fill in the cuts, but the sheen will return. Should be able to find it at good hardware stores or home improvement big-boxes. I don't recall the brand name; and the ex got mine in the divorce!
     
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    I have a matte black kitchen countertop that I believe is laminate. I made the mistake of trying to get rid of food stains on the countertop using a mild abrasive cleaner, and now the countertop has unsightly scratches. I understand that it is almost impossible to remove scratches from laminate, but is there anything I can do to hide them? The scratches appear to be surface scratches, not anything deep like knife gouges. Thanks.

    Just keep telling yourself it adds character. That's what we do... [​IMG]
     
  5. Andrie

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    If that's a real laminate, whether the scratch is minimal or deeper into the surface, the damage is repairable. Here's what to do: 1. Dampen a non-abrasive hand towel with bleach and wipe down the laminate countertop, removing any dirt or debris that has accumulated. Air-dry the counter. 2. Apply some car wax on a dry hand towel. 3. Rub the car wax into the scratch using a the non-abrasive hand towel and a circular motion with your hands. 4. Allow the wax to sit for 10 minutes. 5. Remove the wax from the countertop by buffing it off using a non-abrasive hand towel. The scratch should be gone. Goodluck! [​IMG]
     
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    If it is super light, I've had pretty good luck just using pledge furniture wax and a paper towel.
     
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    This thread is 4 years old. I doubt its still a big problem.
     
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    Oh yeah.. I didn't notice it. [​IMG]
     
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    wax is good, there are also available scratch eraser stick available in the marketing. I had the same issue in my kitchen made by Granite Countertops , I was very anxious since guest are coming in, good thing got that scratch eraser stick..
     
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    I do have a well-maintained Granite Countertop. I only use all-purpose cleaner sometimes dishwashing liquid since its very easy to clean. Since my mother is having problems with removing stain in her laminate coutertop, I suggest the same thing. I also learned that baking soda can help in removing stains in the surface. Then again, I still recommend that you call your provider to provide you the best options.
     

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