Removing Scratches From Linoleum Countertops

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To remove scratches from a linoleum countertop, buff the area gently using whitening toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush, a finger, a cloth or a paper towel. Gently buff away scratches from virtually any surface with a demonstration from a... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to teach you about removing scratches from your linoleum counter tops. Any scratches that you have, whether it'd be on windows, glass, wood; if you really want to try to buff the scratches and get them out, same goes with stainless steel; you know, anything; if you have whitening toothpaste handy, this stuff is awesome for buffing anything. It is abrasive but the granules in it are so fine and so tiny that they're really good at buffing out scratches without making more scratches. You just got to make sure to be very gentle with and you may have to do it for quite awhile; but eventually it'll buff scratches out and it works really well. So if you have a scratch on your linoleum counter top; you first; this counter's already clean, but you want to clean the area first 'cause if there's any dirt or debris on it's going to create more scratches while you're buffing. So just add a little bit of whitening toothpaste; you can use a toothbrush if you want, just make sure it's a soft-bristled toothbrush or you can use your finger or you can use a cloth or paper towel; whatever you think works best. I would start off with the toothbrush, just don't apply a lot of pressure and as the scratches start to disappear more and more, get a little more detailed and use your finger so you can actually feel the scratch and you may have to apply a little more toothpaste but just keep doing this. If you have really really deep scratches and you don't think; you know, you've try to buff it away, it's really not working; there's really major scratches; what you want to do in that case is get some car wax that's good for any color. You know, there are car waxes that are clear and this is going to fill in the scratch and you want to buff it in. Car wax is a great filler; you want to buff it in; wipe it off and keep doing this until the scratch is gone. Those are the best home remedies and after you've done that you may want to spray a little bit of bleach water on that just to disinfect the area, but make sure it's dry first 'cause you don't want to, you know, remove the car wax which is what the bleach will do; it'll strip it off. So, that's basically it. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you remove scratches from linoleum counter tops.