How do I fix a small hole in my formica countertop?

by Bobbi

The pointed part of a knife made a small hole in my beige formica countertop. Can this be repaired?

  10 answers
  • Frances Arlene Frances Arlene on Sep 08, 2018

    You can buy colored chalk try that.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Sep 08, 2018

    Hi Rob,

    Here's a tutorial article that explains how to use a laminate repair paste to fill in those small holes. Wishing you the best with your project. -Linda

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Sep 08, 2018

    a tiny dab of 'ivory' caulk should work, or as many different fingernail polishes on the market today --- you might find a good match ... I think 'chalk' would simply wash away when you cleaned the counter unless you dabbed a bit of clear sealer on it -- like Hard as Nails nail polish by Sally Hansen ... this stuff has LOTS of uses !

  • Stevie Johnson Stevie Johnson on Sep 08, 2018

    A patch of formica would really show. Likely look worse than the tiny hole. If it was mine, I would clean it really well to be sure there was no "outline". Then try a drop of matching oil-based paint. You could apply w/ an eyedropper. Repeat coats to fill it, if necessary & keep the paint inside the hole. Might be possible that the little bottles of appliance touch up paint would match? Maybe the almond color if they still make it? Or, even nail polish? Possible Tub & Tile caulk would do it? Squirt in hole & use a wet putty knife to smooth flat. The bigger craftt stores like Hobby Lobby have pains for models in oils. Tiny jars You could even mix your own color using an eyedropper to measure. There are also epoxies, but usually expensive & if the hole is tiny, it seems like a waste to me. My experience has bern most can't be saved long once opened. I would try some of these other ideas first. Worst case is that they don't last & you have to refill or buy epoxy after all.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 06, 2023

    Personally, I would caulk it and blend.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 19, 2024

    Maybe Nail varnish in the colour of your top might do the trick. Gradually add layers to build it up. Failing that make a feature of it or cover it with a coaster or vase of flowers etc.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 19, 2024

    Hello Bobbi: Here's a site that may help: how to resurface small cuts in a counter - Visicom Video Search Results ( Also, there are sites below this one that may help, too.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 20, 2024

    Try super glue and baking soda. Put a tape at the bottom of the hole from below. Then pour little baking soda and then few drops if super glue. Once that sets pour little more baking soda and then add few drops of super glue and build it up until the hole gets filled.Take a straight edge razor and remove excess glue at a 90 degree angle. If your formica is colored, before filling with glue use a magic marker in the same color and then fill. I have done this and it lasts for a very long time.

  • You can buy a laminate repair kit. Check in your local home improvement store.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 22, 2024

    Most hardware stores carry a plastic laminate repair paste. The tube will set you back between $5 and $20, depending on the brand and the style of your countertop. Laminate repair pastes are best for chips, holes, and scratches that only measure a few inches but stand out like a sore thumb.