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How to Repair a Mobile Home Counter Top

some mobile home counter tops are very hard to replace but you can fix them with some car body fill.
In this picture if look to the far right you can see the laminate puckering. First cut away the pukering laminat and dig out the bad wood til you get to solid wood.
Next mix up some bondo it comes in 2 parts you don't need very much of the hardener the more hardener you put in the less working time you have to smooth it out. Once it is hard you can sand it down to a smooth. Now come the fun part.
First sand all of your counter tops I use a palm sander. Clean off the counter top really really well. Then put 2 coats of primer paint when that dries put 2 coats of good paint on I used tan.
Then I put a third coat on the counter top and while it was still wet I through down these garage chips. The edge of the counter top I put the sprinkles in my hand and blew the chips.
I let it sit and dry for a day than I toke a putty knife and scrape off the top and sides of the counter top. Then I sanded with my palm sander. Put 3 coats of polyurethane sanding after each coat
And I have a brand new counter top that I LOVE LOVE LOVE. Easy peasy try it.

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  • Darla
    Darla Montgomery Village, MD
    on Feb 18, 2017

    Wow! Great idea!

  • Danielle Odin
    Danielle Odin Las Vegas, NV
    on Feb 18, 2017

    It looks like the strip by the D/W is different. Was that on purpose?

    • Rtague1
      Rtague1 Jefferson, IA
      on Feb 19, 2017

      We didn't do the sides yet.

  • Diana Deiley
    Diana Deiley Nokomis, FL
    on Feb 18, 2017

    What an awesome job. Who knew we could do that with the chips. Very nice. Thanks for sharing your project.

  • Colleen Baugus
    Colleen Baugus Spokane, WA
    on Feb 22, 2017


  • Jeanette Collins
    Jeanette Collins
    on Feb 22, 2017

    Did you remove the upper cabinets on the island or just the support?

    • Archie
      Archie Loxahatchee, FL
      on Feb 22, 2017

      Apparently he took the uppers down since there is no support in the final picture.

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