I'm looking to touch up one of my worktops which has been badly burnt
by a pan (ie the missus). Some of the damage will probably see me down
to chipboard when preparing the job. I've looked into the topic and
I'm confident that with patience I can tackle it if I can find the
right colour match. A lot of 'melamine' paints I've seen around seem
limited in thier range of colour so I'm wondering if there's an
approach I can try that involves using paints not specifically
designed for use with melamine (model paints such as enamel for
example) and still achieve a convincing effect. I won't need large
amounts of paint if just restoring this area so if I can save money by
doing so then all the better.
Ronseal melamine paint is specifically NOT recommended for worktops
A development of matty's idea maybe to use a router to cut out the damaged
area to the depth of a ceramic tile + adhesive or for a stainless steel
plate with a piece of heat proof board under and make a pan standing area.
If you could get the stainless joggled/flanged there would be a lip to cover
the edge of the melamine but thats perhaps more trouble than replacing the
Thanks for the suggestions. I had thought about this before but
infortunately it's also the obvious place to chop stuff too and I
don't think our landlord would be too happy with the result. I guess
replacing the wortop is the best option. What a headache.
I don't think there is a lot special about the 'Melamine' paints. I
suspect they are a repackaging of existing products really. I painted
some melamine kitchen doors a few years back with Dulux Satinwood using
one of these liquid wipe on primer type things (forget the name now).
It was fine on the doors, but I don't imagine it would wear very well on
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