Fill a Hole in a Formica Countertop
LESLIE: Betty in New Jersey needs some help with a Krazy Glue situation. Are your fingers stuck together? (Betty chuckles)
BETTY: It’s not my fingers. (Leslie chuckles) It’s my countertop.
LESLIE: (overlapping voices) OK. Because I’ve had that happen to me. (chuckles) So what happened to your countertop?
BETTY: Well, I have a laminated countertop we call Formica.
LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Mm-hmm.
TOM: (overlapping voices) Right.
BETTY: And I was – the bottle slipped out of my hand and fell on the counter and I had a drop about a size of a dime. And when I went to lift it up, you know, with something quickly – I even forgot what I lifted it with – it left a hole in my Formica.
TOM: Oh no.
TOM: A physical hole?
BETTY: A hole and it kind of lifted up. I have a rough spot.
BETTY: So right now, I’m covering it up with one of those things that you put hot things on, you know?
LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Uh-huh.
TOM: (overlapping voices) Right, right.
BETTY: One of those square things?
TOM: Yep. Mm-hmm.
LESLIE: So you’ve already gotten rid of the Krazy Glue and now you’re trying to patch a hole?
TOM: Betty, there’s a product called SeamFil, S-E-A-M-F-I-L. And there are lots of distributors for it but it’s definitely – it’s designed to fill the seams between pieces of laminate.
BETTY: I see.
TOM: But it will also work well as sort of a touch-up product.
TOM: And again, it’s not going to be exactly the right color. In fact, you know, if you’re not sure in color, get the one that’s a little bit darker and the one that’s a little bit lighter than what you think you need and you can mix them up.
BETTY: OK, fine.
LESLIE: And you know what, Betty? In the future, when you spill your Krazy Glue on anything …
LESLIE: … go and grab a bottle of nail polish remover and make sure that it has the acetone in it. You can buy nail polish remover without acetone but make sure you get it with acetone and that is the only thing that dissolves Krazy Glue.
BETTY: Well, that’s a good tip.
LESLIE: I have glued my fingers together.
BETTY: (chuckling) How do you …
LESLIE: Don’t ask how but I glued my fingers together and having sent folks out to get the nail polish remover, I discovered that no acetone doesn’t do a darned thing; with acetone – boop! -fingers apart. So put that on the surface; your glue will go away.
BETTY: Well, thank you so much.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.