How to Repair the Edge of a Melamine Cupboard Door

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Things You'll Need

  • SeamFil solvent

  • Rag

  • SeamFil in a color matching your cabinets

  • Scrap wood

  • Putty knife

Melamine is a laminate used on cabinets; it is hard and scratch resistant. However, over time through repeated use, accidents or misuse, cracks or chips can occur. Using laminate filler in a matching color such as SeamFil can make the crack or chip less noticeable. If you are not satisfied with the look or match of the repair, painting the cabinets is another option.


Step 1

Clean the chip or crack with the solvent to remove any residue.

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Step 2

Squeeze out an amount of SeamFil that is appropriate for your chip or crack size. Mix with a putty knife until the filler has thickened.


Step 3

Press the mixture into the crack or chip until it is level with the cabinet surface.

Step 4

Remove any excess filler with a cloth dampened with solvent.

Step 5

Repeat the process if the filler shrinks while drying.



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