Laminate sheets are a popular and affordable option for flooring, countertops, and furniture. However, even with regular maintenance, they can become scratched or damaged over time. If you’re faced with scratched or damaged laminate, you may be tempted to replace the entire sheet. But, there are several cost-effective ways to repair minor to severe damage without having to replace the entire sheet. In this blog, we’ll explore four effective ways to repair scratched or damaged laminate sheets.

Crayon Method for Minor Scratches

Crayons are a simple, effective, and inexpensive way to repair minor scratches on laminate sheets. Choose a crayon that matches the color of your laminate and rub it over the scratch. First, use a lighter color and rub in the scratch to set a base. Then use a darker shade of the color that matches the laminate. Use a soft cloth to buff away any excess wax.

Tip – Crayons are best suited for shallow scratches instead of deep holes and cuts.

Wax for Deeper Scratches

For deeper scratches, furniture wax can prove to be a competent solution. Wax sticks come in a variety of colors to match different laminate shades. Applying a coat of paste wax on the damaged area adds shine to the furniture and also fulfills the purpose. After applying the wax, use a cloth rub to push the wax into the hole or damaged area and buff away the excess wax.

Tip – Whether you are using wax for the kitchen countertop or almirah, clean the surface with soap and warm water before applying the wax.

Also Read: 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Remodeling Your Kitchen Countertop

Filler for Serious Damage

Fillers are used for serious damage like burns and deep cuts or holes in the surface. Use a putty knife to apply the filler. After applying, wipe away any excess filler with a soft cloth. You can also use plastic laminate filler.

Tip – After applying the plastic laminate filler leave it for 24 hours Allow the filler to dry completely before sanding it down to a smooth finish.

Paint for Severe Damage

If the scratch or damage is too severe for the above methods, you can consider painting the laminate sheets. This method requires a bit more effort and time. To ensure the durability of the laminate, sand the damaged area first. After that, wipe the surface with a damp cloth. Then, apply a coat of primer to the area for more adhesion and paint it with the laminate color. Apply the second coat when the paint becomes dry completely.

Tip – Use slow paint strokes to ensure even coverage over the damaged area.

Also Read: The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning and Maintaining Laminates

About Greenlam Laminates

When looking for premium quality laminate sheets for furniture, countertops, and flooring, you can never go wrong with Greenlam Laminates. Greenlam laminates is the best laminate brand in India, manufacturing the finest high-pressure laminates for both residential and commercial applications. To get the answers to all your questions and discuss your requirements, call toll-free no. 1800 833 0004 or email You can also fill out our contact form.