Laminate backsplash, no shine!

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Old Manufactured with aqua kitchen backsplash. Tryed all types of cleaning products, and car buff cream. Guess next step is car buff tool? Any advice? And yes love the retro look. Thanks
q laminate backsplash no shine
Where stove hood was.
q laminate backsplash no shine
Love bright colors.
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  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Jan 20, 2018
    if your looking for a shinny surface? Not all laminate has a shinny surface to begin with. The ones that do have a shinny surface will show wear and tear very quickly if it‘s got anything sliding across the surface much at all. For this reason I recommend to people not to use a shinny laminate anywhere will it get any kind of high use! Otherwise it can look years old in only months! If this is a plastic laminate with a flat finish your not going to be able to buff it to a shine. If your dead set on having a shinny back splash your probably going to have to find a different product to install as a backsplash instead like mabye tile
    • K S K S on Jan 20, 2018
      Gale, guess pix don't show that area where oven vent was has a nice shine to it. Rain today, like WA so inside looking around this fix not flipper.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 20, 2018
    Yes I would use auto wax (carnuba) and use a car buffer. You could also try gel gloss in a small spot to see if it will work on the surface.... https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gel-Gloss-GG166-Fiberglass-Polish-Protector-Bottle-16-oz/100775275
    • K S K S on Jan 20, 2018
      Sharon, yes will try gel. Little rainey so seeing inside fix not flip lil jobs.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 20, 2018
    Try Black shoe polish.?
  • Joanne Joanne on Jan 20, 2018
    Spray on a clear semi-gloss.
  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Jan 20, 2018
    I’m a cabinet maker by trade and install laminate countertops for the last 25 years so I’m pretty experienced with laminate countertops and back splashes. It’s not rare at all to see a shinny surface around stoves/ovens where the backsplash is never ot rarely touched. Whereas other areas where people have been cleaning their backsplash the shinny finish wears off the laminate over time. To my knowledge there is no solution to get the shine back that will hold up very long. If I understand your explanation correctly it sounds like this is the same problem many home owners get when they select a shinny laminate on their countertops and or backsplash. For this reason we discourage anyone buying a glossy finish laminate on anything that will be getting much use at all! I had a lady that did custom fingernails painting and she wanted a custom cabinet built for doing her customera nails. She picked out a shinny laminate as well for the top and I tried to warn her how the shinny finish would wear away in no time. Unfortunately she decided she had to have the glossy finish. It took 2 weeks before her shinny counter looked like it was 20 years old! She ended up having me make her another custom cabinet for doing nails and this time went with a non gloss laminate and replaces the other gloss laminate with a non gloss laminate as well. It’s over 10 years old and still looks great now! Without seeing your counters and backsplash I can’t say for sure, but I’m fairly certain this is your problem as well! Hope I’m wrong and you find a way to get your gloss back. If you don’t have luck fairly soon please don’t throw a lot of money at a project that likely never going to hold a shine for long if at all?
  • K S K S on Jan 23, 2018
    Thank you.