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Repairing chipped laminate cabinet faces10/7
A fellow contacted our shop the other day with some cabinets faced with laminate (natural maple color with a slight pinkish hue to it).
He has several inch-diameter hunks that were chipped off by a contractor as they carried stuff in and out of the house. We are trying to find the most reasonable way to patch these spots for him.
These are laminated face frame cabinets, and the faces are the parts that are flaked.
I'd like to try Seam-Fil (Kampel) but I'm trying to avoid making multiple trips (recoating as it shrinks).
Why not re-laminate it? Less time and a better fix. Also only one trip to the job.
A good point, but I'm not sure I can match the laminate color properly without spending a ton of time browsing samples at the customer's house to compare them.
If I had some sort of filler material, I could mix on the spot to get "government work" close.
NO don't do this to yourself. You are not going to do anything with seamfil that is going to be remotely acceptable.
There are million maple colors tell the customer that you will get it as close as you can but it WILL NOT be a match. (even though maybe it will be) relaminate the entire piece and have them bring a piece of the laminate to your shop or charge them door to door time for matching the material. If you cannot do this than do not do the job do not do this to your self.
Real question is....you can spend all the time you want to match the laminate...but it might not even be made anymore. As said...seamfil just won't work/ look good in that big of an area
Consider using a decorative piece of out-side corner molding either stained or painted
Another idea may be to de-laminate a cabinet side that is not visible and then cut down and use some of that matching laminate to do your repair?