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How To Fix A Gouge In A Formica Plastic Laminate Countertop

April 2nd, 2013 No comments

Video Transcription:
Hey everyone. This is Dustin Kampel with Kampel Enterprises Incorporated. We’re here today to show you how to fix nicks, gouges and deep scratches on your countertop.

Now, we accidentally gouged the countertop. To fix your scratch today, you’re going to need a couple of things and they are a tube of SeamFill that is color matched to your countertop, SF 99 Solvent Cleaner, a Kampel polish putty knife, a screw driver to open up the can of solvent, a little scrap piece of cardboard in order to mix the SeamFil on and a roll of paper towels for clean up. Read more…

Cutting Off Formica Plastic Laminate Countertops in Place

August 8th, 2009 1 comment

I have specialized in making alterations to cabinetry and countertops for the past ten years. Cutting Formica countertops off in place has been one of several plastic laminate related tasks that I have performed while cabinets or counters remain anchored in place. Some situations will not allow you to uninstall the top or cupboards so you must learn how to cut off a countertop without uninstalling it. Here are a few pointers read Cutting Off Formica Plastic Laminate Countertops

How Big is a Dishwasher-Installing Cabinets

May 14th, 2009 5 comments

How you install base cabinets makes a big difference in a kitchen’s appearance when the dishwasher space is correctly framed in. If the opening size is too large, it is difficult to fix after the flooring gets put in. So, make sure you double check the width after the base cabinets or side panel is screwed in place. read article How Big is a Dishwasher

Water Damaged Countertop Seam

May 10th, 2009 4 comments

There are several ways to repair a water damaged area on a plastic laminate countertop where liquids have seeped through the seam and caused the particle board to swell underneath. The methods used to repair the raised spots are going to vary depending upon the style of counter top that you have. All laminate counters are not manufactured the same way; so there are various solutions to this problem. The design of your kitchen and the extent of the damage will determine the way that the repair will have to be done.
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Countertop Repair Over The Dishwasher

May 5th, 2009 2 comments

Is your Formica countertop in need of repair over or near the dishwasher due to rising steam creating damage? Is the underside of the top in this area particleboard? If so, it’s absorbing moisture and the flake-board is breaking down and coming apart. When you run your finger along the edge underneath, do pieces of chipboard fall to the floor as the press board crumbles? Follow the steps outlined in the next few paragraphs for repairing the wood underneath the top which will essentially eliminate the moisture damage from occurring anymore. read article Countertop Repair Over The Dishwasher