How can I repair laminate counter top that has a hole near the sink?

by Donna

We have a new house and recently my husband put a hot pot on the counter that had a little water. The counter top popped and when we removed the pan there is a hole. I would love to know if it can be repaired and, if so, how? See the attached picture. Thanks for your help.

  8 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 06, 2018

    You could always buy a kit and paint the countertop. Make it look like granite or marble. That way they would look like new countertops.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 06, 2018

    You will need to patch with a filler before painting. Otherwise it will have a dip.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Sep 06, 2018

    Painting the laminate countertop will not repair the burnt hole.

    It would be quite a large expense money and time wise to do this, and as the hole already has the backing revealed, the new paint will not adhere properly and will not be durable.The backing is not laminate so the paint used in the kit will not bind with it the same way that it binds with the topside.

  • Jean Brittow Jean Brittow on Sep 06, 2018

    I would use ceramic tiles to stick over the hole. This will also serve as a "hot pot" holder.

  • C C on Sep 06, 2018

    Look at your local Home Depot, Lowe’s or menatds for matching laminate. You can buy an edging strip. Make an exact paper pattern of your hole, cut the edging strip to match and glue with gorilla glue. Good luck.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Sep 06, 2018

    If the surface where the hole is was raised by the heat or moisture (looks like it was) I would take sandpaper and lightly sand that down before applying a patch. Har was right in suggesting matching edging strip to cut a patch from, as that would be an excellent and inexpensive way to fix the problem. I am not sure about the Gorilla Glue to attach the patch as a contact cement is how laminate is normally applied, but it could work. Good luck!

    • Donna Donna on Sep 07, 2018

      Thank you for the tip. I think I'll give this a try.

  • Gail Gail on Sep 06, 2018

    Put a glass cutting board over it with a design to hide the spot. Given it seems to perhaps be a spot prone for hot pots, that would also serve as some extra protection for countertop us the advantages of having a good surface near stove & or sink for food preparation. Seal hole with perhaps some polymer of some kind but further protect with something like a cutting board. These are relatively inexpensive.

    Hope this might help.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Sep 07, 2018

    I thought of one more thing Sdr. If you bought the house from a builder, you might check with him to see if they might have a small piece of the laminate they used in your kitchen that you could have and if they can give you tips as how to fix the patch. Good luck!