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Need help removing stain on worktop

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by HadAGo, 27 Apr 2020.

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  1. HadAGo

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    Hello,

    I'm looking for some help removing a stain from my kitchen worktop, I say stain but I believe it's more that the varnish (or coating) has been removed.

    I attempted to repair something last night and although I put sheets down superglue has kindly made it's way to through to the kitchen top counter, having very little DIY experience I panicked and did what I could to remove it using nail polish remover and a knife, as a result as expected I've marked the counter in a few places, these are very light scratches and I think I will be able to cover them fine with a marker.

    My real issue is that there are areas with white marking and I've tried a lot to get rid of them but now I'm stuck and it looks a mess, my only hope is that they do go when wet so I'm thinking that's a good thing but could be wrong.

    I've tried more nail polish incase it was glue residue, polish, car wax, heat but nothing makes a difference.

    I'm thinking now that it's a case of re-applying the layer of varnish / gloss / whatever it is but I'm not sure what product I actually need, I've spent all day looking for videos etc but I'm not able to find a match for a similar counter, it's not solid wood like the ones I see on the internet but it also doesn't look like any of the laminate ones..

    I will upload photos in a moment.

    Any help is appreciated!
     
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    One photo when dry and the other when wet
     

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    An off the wall suggestion??

    You could make an Insurance claim under your Home Insurance policy, under the "Accidental Damage" clauses?

    Ken
     
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    You could try a permanent marker in an appropriate colour or a car paint scratch remedy, they have some that are like a wax crayon.
     
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    Try these . I fix worktops, furniture and floors they are good. There are other touch up sets that will also work for other surfaces like composite windows and doors. Hope this helps.
     

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I have looked into the markers for the cuts and I believe they will do the job for that, but any ideas how to restore the lacquer or varnish to keep that wet look? - There must be a way I just done know what the coating was originally.
     
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    Once you have restored the base colour, everbuild has a clear enamel gloss finish that would do the job. I personally have only used this product on kitchen doors but cannot see why it won’t work.
     

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    Thank you for you reply and screenshots, that product seems to be in white and I am unable to find a clear gloss by that brand. I'm going to try a wood varnish first although I know it's not wood it might replace the varnish.

    Failing that I will try lacquer as unable to find in liquid and I don't think spraying will be as accurate as applying the varnish with a fine brush.

    Delivery is over a week but I will update the thread if it works incase anyone else gets stuck in the future.
     
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    How about trying it underneath on an edge where it wont show. That way you could have a practice to find which will look the best. If you only need a small area doing you could always spray some lacquer into the lid of the can and apply with a good quality artists brush.
     
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    Sorry Hadago, sent you the wrong link!
     

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    That’s a good shout Old Salt!

    No worries Johnny Allround, funnily enough that’s the exact one I ordered!
     
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    How weird is that, is must be a sign!
     
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