Apartment kitchen counter fix help


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Old 06-01-14, 08:50 PM
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Apartment kitchen counter fix help

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I have looked up ways to cover my ugly apartment kitchen counters but this is what stands in my way.who ever did this prob did it to accommodate a different size stove or something ... Apartment won't fix it I have tried. What's a good way to fix this gap before I try to paint or put on a faux stone contact paper
 

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Old 06-01-14, 08:56 PM
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Back up with that camera and send another pic. It's a bit difficult to see the problem that close up.
 
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Old 06-01-14, 09:24 PM
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I added some more ... Excuse my dirty stove lol
 
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Old 06-01-14, 09:41 PM
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If it was me I would cut or mold a piece of wood to slip in there and try to glue it in. You could try water putty to fill the gap and then sand it down to match the contour. Then paint it. Or using plaster patch or caulk or some thing to blend in the seam as best as possible. Maybe one of those tee type plastic seem cover moldings can be used.
 
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Old 06-01-14, 09:46 PM
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Water putty never thought of that.. Wood crossed my mind but it's such a weird shape.thx!!!
 
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Old 06-02-14, 04:45 AM
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That's the stuff I'm talking about. Thanks Chandler.
 
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Old 06-02-14, 05:21 AM
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Does the landlord know of your plans to cover the countertop?

IMO it's not a good idea to paint the countertop because it's difficult to get long term adhesion - and nobody wants paint chips mixed in with their meal
 
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Old 06-02-14, 05:26 AM
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PAINT, wow, that just went by like a bullet. I agree with Marksr, you do not want to modify anything in the apartment on a permanent basis. Least of all paint a countertop. Next least of all contact paper. There's not much you can do to someone else's property.
 
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Old 06-02-14, 05:46 AM
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When I mentioned paint I only meant touch up on the repair to help blend in the repair.
 
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What's a good way to fix this gap before I try to paint or put on a faux stone contact paper
Norm, I based my reply off of the OP's statement.
 
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Old 06-02-14, 06:48 AM
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Hey, I missed that same bullet.
 
 

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