Contact paper counter top seam issue...
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Contact paper will shrink over time. Even sealed. Overlap an eight of an inch to allow for shrinkage
Whatever the substrate is probably expanded and some point. When it did the contact paper either didn’t, or didn’t expand, or it expanded less than the substrate This is true even if the substrate is is a plastic laminate (think Formica). Either way, the damage is done. You’re unfortunately stuck with making a repair that will most likely show. If you apply new contact paper this is likely to happen again, especially seeing that this is a bathroom.
Keep in mind that all contact paper is not created equally. Depending on price and brand name, there can be noticeable differences in thickness, durability, and quality of the backing glue.
I would say though, that as contact paper is meant to be only a temporary decorating change, to get one year's wear out of a bathroom counter is beyond reasonable expectations.
Cut a piece of contrast contact and cover the gap with it , making sure you cover the old raw edges. Contact does shrink with time, and I have found the best way to hide the gap is to make a feature of it! If you don't like that idea, you could try to loosen or rather soften the glue using heat (May be an Iron over Brown paper or a hair drier etc. and a paint scraper.
Hello, it is not too bad, but what if you took a sponge and just dabbed a bit along the seam, not in a solid line but randomly. It would look less noticable.