Formica Scratch Repair
Dion Kennard lives in the Bahamas.
The land of milk and honey sea and surf and humidity.
Here's his story:
"When we built our house we had a local contractor build our kitchen cabinets and prepare and install our counter tops.
They are 1/2" thick Formica sheets in a dark stone color.
Unfortunately he polished them to a high gloss and they are now showing every scratch and mark.
Is there some way that I can refinish them myself so that they would be more forgiving?"
Here's my simple answer:
To disguise scratches, you need to get rid of the high gloss. Gloss, by its very nature, shows minor surface imperfections because of the way light is reflected by the imperfection.
A matte finish is more forgiving.
How you might create a pleasing and uniform matte finish is a mystery to me.
You may be better off just trying to repair the scratches as they happen as you could ruin the top trying to change it's look.
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