A cousin put a small (twice the size of a pin head) nick in my wife's
new "linen" color counter top. Has anyone had success in patching
such nicks with the "Counter Top Repair Kits" that are sold? I've
done small repair and remodling and drywall work but not formica.
I have had luck by finding a similarly colored epoxy, putting that in, and
then CAREFULLY routing the excess off until flush. It all depends on the
coloration, size, shape, and location.
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I have a formica countertop. It is not glossy... it is dark blue with
various other shades mixed in. I used acrylic paint - the kind that
comes in little bottles that you can buy at Michaels and Walmarts. I
had used it for something else. I dabbed it on.... and you can barely
see the place I covered. The formica is thin so it doesn't take much
to fill in. And it did not wash off. Surprised me.
This has worked well for me on pin-sized defects: use a rotary tool to
grind the color coat from a scrap of matching formica; clean the defect; put
a drop of crazy glue [or epoxy] in the defect; sprinkle with the matching
dust or daub the dust into the glue with your finger [I've never gotten this
to "paint" with a brush]; let cure; sand lightly; wax.
I stabbed mine with a steak knife. I did not want water to get in
there so I quickly used nail polish. That was about 4 months ago and
it gets washed several times per day. I forgot it was there until this
topic popped up.
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