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?

  5 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.