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Old 07-09-2018, 02:22 PM   #1
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Fixing a crack/peel on the edge of a laminate countertop


We recently become executors for a relative's estate and have to deal with the condo they lived in. We're going to be renting it. The place is actually in very good shape except for a few little things here and there.

The kitchen laminate countertop is pretty good except for one irksome spot that is cracked and pulling away from the wood. Maybe about six inches in total.

Looking at the image is there anyway to relatively easily fix this? Our finances really don't allow for a complete countertop replacement. We'll probably paint over the finished product using the faux granite sponge technique.

Thanks for any tips.

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A hot iron can reactivate the glue. Just put paper between the surface and the iron.
Have small block of wood handy when you remove the iron rub the surface with the block to help it stick and cool off.
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I can give that technique a try...not completely sure if the wood below has a small crack. If I can get it to reaffix, what would product I use to fill in the cracks at each end?

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I can give that technique a try...not completely sure if the wood below has a small crack. If I can get it to reaffix, what would product I use to fill in the cracks at each end?

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Where the laminate has ripped it will not stick down so you will likely need a small grinder to remove the loose stuff and fill that with something like bondo.
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I wasn't able o really get underneath when I took the photo the first time because my back was acting up. I tried the iron method just now but it appeared the underlying wood was causing an issue. I was able to get under and the wood where this damaged strip is has a crack. Assuming I could do something with glue and a clamp, but just wondering how I successfully get enough glue up into the crack.

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I wasn't able o really get underneath when I took the photo the first time because my back was acting up. I tried the iron method just now but it appeared the underlying wood was causing an issue. I was able to get under and the wood where this damaged strip is has a crack. Assuming I could do something with glue and a clamp, but just wondering how I successfully get enough glue up into the crack.

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Yeah that would be different problem. You should consider replacing the counter because a renter will not be as gentle as you would be after the patch job.
You might try to squeeze some yellow wood glue in the there and clamp it for an hour. I would back that by gluing a thin plywood strip on the bottom if it a flat surface.
As that is particle board, just one chunk of sawdust in the wrong place and it won't go back in place.
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I'll give the glue a chance. Installing a counter is beyond my skill set and time available from work and getting a contractor is probably beyond our finances. :-(

Thanks for your advice.
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I'll give the glue a chance. Installing a counter is beyond my skill set and time available from work and getting a contractor is probably beyond our finances. :-(

Thanks for your advice.
Actually that stuff can be fairly DIY friendly but we can't see all you would be dealing with.


Take some measurements and a quick drawing and talk to Home Depot about counter only before you count it out. Talk is cheap.

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Just thought I'd toss the measurements here as well. L-shaped counter. 24 inches deep (including backsplash) 8.25 feet on the long part of the L, with the stub being about 35.25 inches.
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Between $200 and $300 for material, I haven't dealt with HD but we have places that will finish the ends and the corner is just bolt together. Some times you have to sand the back to fit to lumps in the wall and screw it from below and re install the sink.
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Thanks. Well since I need get glue and a clamp anyway from HD, I may as well see what's what while I'm there. I had left a request for a quote on Homestars last night. 5:26 pm here and nothing yet, so I guess all the contractors are busy with work in the summer.
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... We'll probably paint over the finished product using the faux granite sponge technique
If you are going to do this anyway, I would rip that piece off, bondo, sand, and paint.
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I thought that might be possibility. Fill the hell out of the spot and if it gets close to the top edge, sand it to the rounded shape.

Can't seem to find Bondo on homedepot.ca.

Looked on Canadiantire.ca and the only thin I could find was fibreglass filler for cars. (http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/bondo.html) Is that what I'm looking for, or is there a type of product I should be looking for as opposed to a brand name.

Thanks to you all for the fast replies! Such a helpful forum.
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Re: Fixing a crack/peel on the edge of a laminate countertop


It appears that the laminate is still adhered to the wood and the break is a 1/4" or so into the particle board. I would wedge a knife into the crack and use a flux brush to try to smear wood glue into the crack. After that I would use a block of wood and several clamps to pull the area as tight as possible back into position. Let it set overnight. Then you can deal with the aesthetics after you have secured the area. Forget bondo and trying to blend. Never going to look like the original countertop.
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