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Repairing heat damage on your kitchen countertop can be a quite tricky business. The likelihood of removal will depend on the severity of heat damage. However, if heat damage is too deep and has penetrated the material from which the kitchen countertop is made, you will have to either replace it or find clever ways to cover the heat damage. If you want to repair heat damage on a laminate countertop, you will have to provide yourself with water, mild soap, white toothpaste, a soft scrub with bleach, a soft cloth and a scrub brush. Start by using the mild soap and soft cloth in order to remove the discoloration from the surface of the kitchen counter top. Next, you will have to apply the toothpaste to the surface affected by heat damage and allow it to set for a couple of minutes. Scrub this whole area with the scrub brush and wipe it clean with water and a soft cloth. Repeat the move as necessary until the heat damage is removed.

If you want to repair heat damage on a solid surface countertop, you will have to provide yourself with a soft brush, a fine-grit sandpaper, a specific cleaner for your specific countertop type, some polish and water. Begin by cleaning the whole area with a specific cleaner that was designed for your countertop type. Doing this first will allow you to get maximum repairing. Next, you will have to take the sandpaper and use it in order to gently rub the area affected by heat damage. Keep in mind to only sand the surface enough to treat the heat damage. Don't sand the surface outside the affected area because you will remove the sealer or finish of the countertop. You will have to clean the area again by using the specified cleaner and polish it.

If you want to repair heat damage on a porcelain countertop, you will have to provide yourself with baking soda, a soft cloth, a specified cleaner for the porcelain countertop – you can find this cleaner at almost any local store, a scrub brush, mild soap and water. Keep in mind that a porcelain countertop has a polished finish that is very likely to become dulled after treating the heat damage. Start by using the mild soap and soft cloth in order to remove the discoloration from the surface of the kitchen countertop. Next, you will have to mix water with the baking soda in order to create a paste that will be used in order to repair the heat damage. Apply a layer of this paste right on the affected area, rub in gently and allow the applied paste to set for several minutes.

Then, scrub the affected area lightly by using the soft cloth. Keep in mind that the paste can be rather abrasive and you must not rub too hard in order to avoid further damage to the finish of the porcelain countertop. Wipe the whole area with water and a soft cloth and apply the specified cleaner and scrub the area in case that the heat damage hasn't been removed yet. When damage is repaired, you will have to clean the countertop with mild soap and water in order to remove possible cleaning residues.

 
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