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How to fix burnt kitchen laminate ?

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How to fix burnt kitchen laminate ?


As I mistakenly placed a hot  small cooktop on the kitchen laminate, a small area was burnt. Table top is made of block wood covered by off white plywood laminate. 

please help   me how it will fix  or suggest an effective way out. Thank you so much.

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Re: How to fix burnt portion of kitchen laminate ?

Hello @Simarpreet15 


Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's sensational to have you join us, and thanks for sharing your question about repairing your benchtop.


To effectively reduce burn marks on your laminate benchtop, start by using a Scotch-Brite 155 x 100mm Heavy Duty Scourer Pad and ordinary dishwashing soap. Apply the soap to the affected area and scrub with the pad in a straight, left-to-right motion. Avoid circular scrubbing, as this can further damage the surface. 


Once you’ve cleaned the area to the best of your ability, consider enhancing the appearance by matching the benchtop’s colour. Visit your local store to find a colour sample that closely resembles your benchtop and purchase a small sample pot of the matching paint. 


Using a fine brush, carefully apply the paint to the deeper burn marks. Water-based paint can be diluted for a subtler application; therefore, applying several light coats is preferable to one thick layer to avoid making the repair noticeable.


Although this method will significantly reduce the visibility of the damage, it’s important to note that replacing the laminate or the entire benchtop is the ideal solution for a permanent fix. 


In the meantime, you can also camouflage the area by placing decorative items over it, such as a display piece, a potted plant, or an Urban 40cm Ripple Mango Wood Board Cutting/chopping Block - Natural/white. This approach provides a quick and aesthetically pleasing disguise for the burn marks.


If you need further assistance, please let us know.




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