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Removing Scratches From Laminate Countertops

Typically I do not find myself at a loss for words. But today is an exception. I just spent the last three days at a conference with over 500 other bloggers and I am All. Talked. Out. 🙂

So I hope you will forgive me if you find today’s post to be a little bit short on words. I actually took the pictures for it over a year ago but never used them because I honestly didn’t know how I could make a whole post out of it. But today, since I’m all squawked out anyway, it’s actually the perfect post for the circumstances.

Are you ready for this? Let’s go.

If you have light-colored laminate countertops (like I used to have) you are well-acquainted with this issue. Certain pots and pans or other cookware often leaves dark scuffs or scratches on the surface that can’t just be wiped off. Not even spraying a little kitchen cleaner will do the trick. But one simple ingredient that everyone has in their pantry makes this a super easy fix.

How To Remove Superficial Countertop Scratches

Items needed:

  • Baking soda
  • A wet rag


Sprinkle baking soda onto the countertop scratches.

(To learn how to make this handy dandy mason jar shaker top….CLICK HERE.)

Take a clean rag, get it wet and rub until the scratch or scuff is gone.

OK….that might have been a bit over-simplified, but that’s really all there is to removing most superficial scratches from light-colored laminate countertops. Baking soda is a superfine abrasive that is powerful enough to remove dark marks without actually etching the surface. Plus, the baking soda and the water from the wet rag soak up and trap the dirty scratches and all you have to do is rinse it out.

How’s that for short and sweet? I’m willing to bet this is the shortest post I’ve ever done, but at least it’s done, and now I can sleep. 🙂

Many thanks for your understanding from a very tired blogger.  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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