Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sara It works, but takes time
I put a big scratch all the way across my living/dining room and needed something to fix it. It crossed too many boards to even consider replacing the boards, and the wood markers looked just like I had colored on my floor with markers. This product is a lot more expensive than the other floor repair options, but it gave more customization ability than anything else I could find. It's a lot easier to use and make look good in wider scratches and when the scratch goes with the grain. It takes a while to get the hang of how to blend just the right color and then it's tedious to add all the detail, but it's worth it.
My biggest complaint about this product is that the scraping tool need to be cleaned often in order to really level off the floor, but the little red thing they give you to clean the groves is pretty worthless. I ended up just using the tip of the melting tool once it cooled down. It worked well, it just added extra time because I had to let it cool before I could use it to scrape.
The pictures are from the widest part of the scratch (where it was the easiest to fix). In normal light, it's hard to see where the scratch was, but it's not as perfect as it looks and it's more apparent in bright light. I don't have pictures of the smaller areas where it's a lot easier to see it. But in all cases, it's way better than the raw scratch.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rldhmsvc worked great
the repair kit worked great as you can see from pictures
September 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYAmateur Excellent Product!
I have a Merbau color/grain laminate floor which received a 2-foot long scratch when a heavy cabinet was moved across the grain - although the scratch was not real deep it was very noticeable. I tried the manufacture's repair kit - but it was a single tone and looked terrible. Of course it was in the middle of the floor and to replace the planks would have required removal of about 250sqft of floor. I saw this video on YouTube and ordered immediately - I AM IMPRESSED!!
It took a little time to get used to the product, but I found a few tips that may help others along: first, as my scratches didn't penetrate below the laminate top, I used a tiny chisel to create a trough down to the subsurface. This allowed a good amount of working depth for blending the colors. ALWAYS start with the lightest color and scrape away excess wax after each application. When you have it right (TAKE YOUR TIME!) then use the degreasing pad GENTLY WITH the GRAIN and only over the wax area (otherwise it dulls the floor too). Continue with sealant as directed.
It took me about 4-hours to repair this scratch - but it was totally worth it (AND the $70) because it is 99% invisible! I mean you REALLY have to look to find it - even when you KNOW where it is! Highly recommend!
March 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ReviewerInNY Worth the money
I used to buy the cheap $10 laminate repair kits that just had some filler and a colored pen. When I couldn't find the right color kit for my floor at the local store I came online to search for it and found this kit instead. I was wary about the price but I knew I could return it if it didn't work so I decided to take a chance on it. I'm glad I did. It is way better than the cheaper kits I have used. It does require some patience and practice, but the results are very good. It's worth the money and I would definitely buy it again.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brojcol Unbelievable!!! Excellent investment!
I was skeptical, but gave it a shot. Literally could not find the repair to show the wife. Took my time and blended with wood grain. Tried it on a piece of antique furniture...same results. Cannot tell where repair was made. Pricey, but very well worth the cost.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by teacher Worth the money
I chipped a piece of tile on my new shower installation. Watched the UTube video of the directions for use with this product. It was so easy to use. I had the repair made within five minutes. Caution when repairing tile on wall place something on the floor as it does drip. Drip on wall and tile pan. I was able to clean up. I would use this again.
April 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Robert OK for small scratches not great for bigger ones
The kit is adequate for small scratches. It is not easy to repair larger ones due to the very small iron tool. The wax filler is very uneven in larger areas. I used a steam iron and wax paper to try and smooth the area over.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SZiggy60 The only repair kit to use on a laminate floor is the Picobello Flooring Repair Kit
This is the Picobello Flooring Repair Kit. In short, it is a wax-based/sealant product that allows a laminate floor owner to restore to near-perfection the look of their wood-laminate flooring. The kit comes with a variety of small wax "bricks," each in a different color or shade. In addition, a battery-operated melting iron is provided so that a variety of shades or colors can be melted onto its tip and then placed into and over the defective marring of the laminate floor. A few extremely easy to use and very clever tools are included in order to permit leveling and finishing the defective area. Finally, an acrylic sealant pen is provided so that, once the area is set and dry, it can be sealed over the wax. (This actually provides two levels of moisture protection; the first being the wax-based coloring, since the wax will repel liquids, and the second being the acrylic seal). The kit provides a very easy, four step process for repair: (1) choose a minimum of three shades or colors of wax; (2) melt a little bit of each color onto the edge of the melting tool; (3) place the unmixed conglomeration of waxes into the the damaged area - and continue until you are happy and the previously damaged area now blends with the surrounding undamaged laminate (natural wood looks like this - a relatively unmixed conglomerate of shades and colors, each blending to the next); and (4) once you are satisfied with the look, use the finishing tools to level it off, clean off excess surrounding materials and then seal it with the acrylic! I am no artist and frankly, I prefer hard wood to laminate flooring. Laminate merely provides a "picture" of actual wood on a highly compressed non-wood substrate. Unfortunately, where my laminate is installed, hard wood is not feasible. (It is over a concrete slab, which would have required building a sub-floor structure first and then installing the real wood over that. This would have raised the floor by several inches and we couldn't do it given the expense, not to mention that architecturally, that area of my house makes building a sub-floor next to impossible. But every one should already know that with real wood, a dent or divit can be fixed by sanding and refinishing. With laminate, once it suffers a divit, all that can be seen is an otherwise pristine picture of the original "wood" and an ugly white gash - which is really the substrate exposed to the eye. To make matters worse, that substrate is nothing more than highly compressed saw dust. Some call it MDF. The point? That's the part of a laminate floor that, when exposed to moisture, badly warps the floor! And that is why I dislike laminate. That said, laminate can last for years and years, if it is properly taken care of. And that is why Picobello Flooring Repair Kit wins out over the rest of the kits on the market. There are many repair solutions. If interested, you can find samples of the repair processing for most of these kits on YouTube videos. Picobello is available for viewing there, too. Here is Picobello's defining characteristic: it enables you to use multiple colors and shades of colors instead of a one-color-fits-all filler. Picobello even has a more expensive kit that has an even wider variety of colors and shades to use. There are cheaper fixes that are not made by Picobello. But why use them? You will see the repair with those lesser products. As for me, my laminate floor was laid only weeks prior to someone falling backwards in their chair onto the laminate flooring. The contact between the chair and the laminate surface tore right through the laminate surface. Boy, did that feel like a nightmare! I'd best believe that I spent an inordinate amount of time searching for a repair kit before deciding on the Picobello. I am no artisan and the last thing I wanted was to choose a repair method that was too difficult for me or perhaps worse, would look terrible and couldn't be undone without further damage to laminate. I wish that I had my own video of the before damage, the process of repair, and the final product: a whopping twenty to thirty minute episode, and that was my first experience with the product. Find the Picobello website and view their repair video. My repair truly looks as flawless as that. Better yet, no one can tell the floor was ever damaged. In fact, I cannot see it myself unless I am really looking for it. Buy this kit if you are looking to repair your expensive laminate flooring. You will be very happy with the result and your laminate floors will last for years more to come.
December 31, 2014