Laminate countertops are inexpensive and durable, making them a wise choice for builders on a budget. To earn laminate, manufacturers bond wood and paper together with leaf. 1 kind of leaf used for making laminate is melamine, a kind of thermosetting plastic. Should you accidentally scrape melamine laminate using a knife or other kitchen utensil, it is possible to fill it using specially formulated laminate repair paste. But it may be possible to fix the scratch without resorting to paste.
Wet a sponge and wring it out. Sprinkle the sponge using baking soda or abrasive cleanser.
Scrub the scrape gently in a circular motion.
Wash the sponge, wring it out and then wipe off the cleanser the scrape.
Dry the area thoroughly using a soft rag or towel.
Repeat Steps 1 through 4 when the scratch stays. If the scratch is still there after two or three tries, repeat the procedure using a 400-grit wet sanding block or sandpaper in place of the wax and wax cleanser.
Apply car wax to a soft, dry cloth. Rub the fixed area with the wax in a circular motion in accordance with the package instructions.
Allow the wax to dry fully. Buff the surface using a soft rag in a circular motion to remove the wax and then restore the shine.