As with any worktop, start by cleaning to remove any dirt. Gently sand the scratched area with fine grain sandpaper or very fine steel wool. When the scratch has faded, buff the surface with marble polish and allow to air-dry. Re-wash and buff as needed to restore the counter's shine.
To get scratches out of high gloss laminate flooring, you can use touch-up kits to fill in the damage or shoe polish to buff out the damage. Other options include using melted crayons, burn-in sticks, and toothpaste. Or you can simply replace the plank entirely.
Like all of our laminate kitchen worktops, they're resistant to scratches, water and heat, giving you peace of mind about casual impacts and daily wear and tear. As a bonus, they're also easy to clean, so you don't have to spend any time worrying about stains.
If you just have a small scratch on your laminate surface, wet a soft cloth and squeeze out the excess water. Apply baking soda over the surface of the scratch, then buff the area with the damp cloth until the scratch disappears. Baking soda is a super-fine abrasive, so it will gently buff out the scratch.
Water. Lukewarm water is the best possible solution for your cleaning needs. However, other kitchen companies recommend the use of cleaning agents or using soapy water with the microfibre cloth.
Cleaning laminate countertops is as simple as cleaning the dishes. Take a non-abrasive brush or sponge, and add warm water and a drop of dish soap. Scrub the countertops until the suds lift away the dirt and grime. Rinse your sponge with clean water, and wring out continually.
Over time your laminate counter may start to look dull - you can restore its shine by applying a laminate polish with a clean, dry cloth. Allow the polish to dry, then buff the counter with a second cloth.
Use A Soft Microfibre Cloth
Scratches can blemish and dull the glossy surfaces, and this is very difficult to rectify. Soft microfibre anti-scratch cloths are always the best choice when cleaning kitchen doors and units.
Pour some mild abrasive liquid such as Comet® Cleanser or Soft Scrub® on a soft damp sponge or damp cotton cloth. In a circular motion, rub the area you wish to repair. Mild pressure should be applied. Clean the area thoroughly with clean water and wipe the surface until it is completely dry.
Scrubbing is a great way to make the surface of a laminate countertop more even, which helps it have a more reflective shine. A great natural method is to mix baking soda with water to form a rough paste. This can be buffed onto the counter, then removed with a damp cloth.
Laminate is made in many different grades intended for specific uses. For practical purposes we define sheet laminate as either Vertical or Standard Grade. Wilsonart and Formica vertical grade laminate is used in applications where thinner materials are desirable and impact-resistance is not as critical.
Paste-based toothpaste acts as a mild abrasive that levels out the scratch, removing it or making it less noticeable.
Daily basis: remove surface dust with a quick dust. Messy days: Buff away fingers prints with an e-cloth and a little spray of water if necessary (onto the cloth not the table) then buff dry with a soft, dry cloth.
While gloss kitchens are easier to clean, they also need to be cleaned more often as those dirty marks and fingerprints will show up more easily. Another downside, particularly with acrylic gloss units, is that they're quite easy to scratch. While they will buff out, it takes time and effort to buff out scratches.
To repair minor scratches, rub a white polishing compound on the area with a wool pad, then apply a countertop wax. For deeper scratches or cuts, call a professional. Figure labor costs at about $15 to $35 an hour.
You can make a seamless quartz countertop repair for scratches, nicks, and pits using a special epoxy resin formulated for this purpose. Fill the crack with clear or colored epoxy resin and allow it to cure for at least 24 hours. If you see or feel any excess resin, use a razor blade to gently smooth out the area.
Take a wet rag with some isopropyl rubbing alcohol and rub the stain using the wet towel or cloth. Next, you are going to want to wipe the counter again using just warm water. This will help with any tough stains that would not come off with a simple water and soap mix.
If the doors are just gloss coated, (which is achieved using a two pack car spray paint), then they can be buffed out if they are not too deep,with a cutting compund, or use T Cut. As a rule of thumb, if you can catch the scratch with your fingernail, it cant be buffed out.
Dents, scratches or de-laminating doors can all be flawlessly repaired regardless of material. Unlike many other companies, we can also provide seamless repairs in high gloss finishes.
For day-to-day cleaning, simply wipe with a soft microfibre cloth or feather duster. Use an e-cloth (or soft microfibre cloth) to wipe fingerprints and marks away. For a deeper clean, spray with water and clean with a soft microfibre cloth or an e-cloth, and then dry with another dry and soft cloth.
Apply a little bit of the toothpaste OR the hydrogen peroxide on a clean cloth and rub it into the stained area. Afterwards, rinse the laminate clean. Baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and the likes are most suitable for treating light-coloured laminate benchtops because of their bleaching effect.
High Gloss doors & Ultragloss doors*
Wash the doors with a gentle detergent and water, then dry thoroughly with a soft cloth, towel or kitchen paper. If you find that soapy water leaves streaks on the doors, perhaps try using a glass cleaning spray - or even just some vinegar diluted in water.
Simply combine a tablespoon of baking soda with a couple of tablespoons of water and mix those together to form a paste. Spread the paste over the stain and let it sit for about five minutes. Afterwards, wipe your countertops down with a damp microfiber cloth. Don't scrub, or you could damage the surface.
After filling the grain and building up several coats of finish, wetsanding produces a flat surface. Although the finish is dull and almost non-reflective, it is now ready to buff to a high-gloss shine using even finer abrasives. WET SANDING.
I like using an electric polisher for rubbing out high gloss finishes. You don't have to apply any pressure to this thing. Just let the orbital motion and the baby soft bonnet do their thing. If you do use an electric buffer for the polishing steps, don't set the face of the bonnet down on any surfaces.