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This page contains thrifty tips and advice to help you with repairs in your kitchen.
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Restoring the Shine on a Formica Countertop
Over time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.
Removing White Steam Marks on Wood...
This is a page about removing white steam marks on wood cabinets. Heat can sometimes damage the finish on your kitchen cabinets leaving unsightly white marks.
Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Working
It may be time for a repairman when your refridgerator's ice maker stops working. This page is about Kenmore ice maker not working.
Removing Heat Stains and Burn Marks on Formica
This is a page about removing heat stains and burn marks on Formica. Formica is a popular and relatively durable countertop material. However, you can sometimes leave a stain or burn mark on Formica if a hot pot is placed on it.
Repairing a Burn Mark on a Corian Counter
Depending on the extent of the damage, light sanding can be used to repair a Corian countertop. There are authorized repair technicians who can do the work, if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself. This is a page about repairing a burn mark on a Corian counter.
Fixing a Corningware 9 cup Stovetop Percolator
I have a Corningware 9 cup Stovetop Percolator AND I love it. The problem is that the seal around the metal rim is corroded, so when I pour a cup of coffee, some goes in and leaks out down the outside of the pot.
Removing a Burn Mark on a Countertop
So you burned your countertop, now what? This page has tips on how to remove or coverup burn marks on countertops.
Resurfacing an Acrylic Kitchen Sink
I have a Thermocast Rochester High Gloss White Cast Acrylic single bowl kitchen sink. Its worthless! It can't stand up to anything. The outer edge is fine, the troubles are in the bowl part, the bottom and sides. I need to resurface it somehow. Any ideas?
Repairing Scratched Corian Countertops
This is a page about repairing scratched corian countertops. An abrasive cleaner or Scotch Brite pad will remove most scratches from these countertops.
Water Damage Under The Sink
I have water damage to the bottom of the cabinet under my kitchen sink from a leak. Is there any easy way to replace/repair this without having to tear out the old bottom and replace it with a new one?
Can I Put New Formica Over Old Formica?
Can I replace old Formica countertops with new Formica right on top of the old?
Repairing Marks on Porcelain Countertop
This is a page about repairing marks on porcelain countertop. A porcelain finish can get marked and scratched. Removing or covering these blemishes can help it look better.
Drain Cleaner Damaged Finish on Kitchen Sink
I used Kleen-Out drain opener on my black matte kitchen sink and it etched it. Is there any way to fix this?
Kitchen Cabinet Stain Seeped into Joints
It appears that stain from my new cabinets has oozed or seeped up in the joints looking like dried glue. The contractor said it was because we didn't have air conditioning. We live in Minnesota and we are in our first week of real heat and it appeared before.
Repairing a Broken Dish Drainer
I bought a new dish drainer from Wal-mart and after washing the dishes, I noticed that part of the plastic hook on one of the silverware holders was broken. The hook has a lip on it which holds it on the wire drain rack. The hooks are fragile.
Fixing a Bowl That Was Warped by a Dishwasher
The heat in a dishwasher can change the shape of plastic bowls. You can try boiling water or a blow dryer to try to reshape it. This is a page about fixing a bowl that was warped by a dishwasher.
Wood Cabinets Damaged By Murphy's Oil Soap
If the finish on a cabinet is compromised it is possible for cleaners such as oil soaps diluted with water to seep under it. If this has happed to you there are some ideas for solutions in this page.
Cleaning an Old Butcher Block Wood Table
You may end up needing to sand the wood surface to remove all the stains, but generally you can renew it, and protect the surface with an edible oil. This is a page about cleaning an old butcher block wood table.
How to Fix a White Heat Mark on Faux Marble
Faux marble is not as rugged as the real thing and heat damage is a common complaint. This page contains advice on how to fix a white heat mark on faux marble.
How to Repair Chips on Ceramic Items
Small chips on the edge of a dish are unattractive, but usually, the dishes have plenty of life left in them. This page contains tips for disguising and repairing chips on ceramic items.
Scratches on a Porcelain Sink
Using an abrasive scrubbing sponge can leave scratches on a sink. Check with your local hardware store to see if there is a product or procedure for repairing the damage. This is a page about scratches on a porcelain sink.
Fixing Chips in White Formica
White-out does a great job of fixing chips in white formica. You may need 2-3 coats. Put one coat at a time. Wait 10 minutes between coats
Repairing Heat Damage on a Wood Countertop
This is a page about repairing heat damage on a wood countertop. Setting a hot pot or baking pan on an unprotected wood countertop and cause damage.
Removing Stain on Laminate Countertop
We believe that we left the CLR bottle on the countertop and it left a white cloudy ring mark on the laminate countertops. The big ring has distinct marks on it that match the bottom of the bottle exactly. When we put water on it, it disappears completely, but then comes back when dry.
Refacing Laminate Counters
Does any one know how my husband and I could reface our counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms? Its a double wide mobile with custom countertops made for mobile homes. Our income is limited and we would like to do this on the cheap.
Filling Holes in Cabinet Doors
This is a page about filling holes in cabinet doors. Whether due to damage or the replacement of knobs, you may need to repair holes in your cabinet doors.
Formica Counter Tops Faded
My counter tops are hunter green and the color is fading. How can I color them or bring them back to life? They are in good condition just faded.
Fixing Flaws on Countertop Painted with Rust-Oleum Transformations Kit
We recently used Rust-Oleum Transformations countertop kit. We have some uneven areas where the base coat is darker than other areas and some areas are lacking the top coat, but the protective coat has only cured for 2 days is there anyway of fixing this without starting over?
Repairing Kitchen Cabinets
How can I patch laminate cabinets?
Repairing Scratches on Laminate Countertops
How do you repair a scratch on a laminate counter top?
Sink Drain Gurgles
My kitchen drain gurgles after the water has gone down even though it is not slow or backed up. Any thoughts as to why? I run baking soda and vinegar down it usually once a week.
Can I Remove Abrasions on a Granite Countertop?
Our granite counter top has some large abrasions. How can we remove them? We haven't been able to hire a pro to do this, as they say it can't be done.
Cigarette Burns on Formica
How do you remove/repair cigarette burn marks on Formica counter top?
Paint Chipping Off Metal Sink
My sink was bought new years ago and is metal with paint over it. The paint is chipping off. Anyone know of what kind of paint I could buy to repaint it? I have already tried patching it to no avail.
Water Damage on a Countertop
I would like to know how to repair a countertop with water damage. It has bubbled up. It also has stains from kid mouthwash.
Replacing Sink Strainer Baskets With Stoppers
If your kitchen sink's drain strainer baskets breaks, instead of replacing it with a new one designed the same way, just use a rubber sink stopper or plug.
Kitchen Cabinet Magnetic Latch
My kitchen cabinets and the magnetic latches are a bit "aged". So aged that the magnets really hold well together. Is there any tip that you can offer that will make these magnets easier to open once again?
Bleach Stains on Laminate Counter Tops
I just bought a 2005 mobile home. I have an old white formica kitchen counter top, and a medium laminate base cabinet that has bleach bubbles on both. How can I repair it?
Repairing Heat Damage to Countertop
I put a hot dish on our kitchen countertop, which is wood with some kind of plastic/glass finishing, and I have caused melty bubbles (see picture). My landlord is really unhappy with me and wants me to get this fixed. Is there an easy and cheap way to fix this?
Tape to Hold Glued Wood in Place
I need to use wood glue to re-attach the bottom panels of my kitchen cabinets. I cannot use a vise due to the position of the panels. I was thinking of taping them. What tape can I use or does anyone have any other options?
Bleach Stained Corian Countertop
I used CLR bathroom cleaner to clean my new white countertop on my vanity and it left noticeable white stains so that I can see where I sprayed. I am so upset about it, how can I fix it? I think the top is Corian.
Removing a White Ring Stain on Formica
I have a white ring on my beautiful Formica counter top which looks like a brown multi granite. Any solutions how to remove this ring?
Removing a Heat Mark on Corian Sink
I have a white ring caused by putting a hot pot on the sink. How can I remove it?
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