To use a Corian countertop repair kit, wash the area and scrub out scratches with the color-coded abrasive pads that come in the kit. When the countertop is smooth, let it dry and allow the pads to air out. More »

Film and light scratches may be sanded away from Corian using an abrasive cleanser and cleaning pads. Very fine grit, wet-dry sandpaper can remove deeper scratches. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Repairing minor scratches, abrasions or other imperfections in a vehicle's clear coat only requires a clear coat repair kit and some sandpaper. Manufacturers such as 3M, PlastiDip and Mirka produce at-home kits for repai... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

To use a window repair kit, place your car in a cool, dry place, such as a garage or shaded area; clean and pat dry your windshield so the kit adheres properly; take an adhesive strip from the kit; and remove the backing... More » Home & Garden Doors, Windows, & Locks

To repair a tear in a convertible top using a repair kit, clean the area around the tear with isopropyl alcohol. Apply the included tape to the underside of the tear, allowing the tape to extend 1 inch past the damaged e... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

The best way to cut a laminate countertop is with a large stationary saw with 12- or 14-inch blades. Alternate methods are to use a jigsaw with a specialized laminate cutting blade or a circular saw with a shop-built jig... More »

If a butcher block countertop is in need of refinishing, first clean any food residue and grease from the countertop, and then carefully scrape its surface to remove any nicks and scratches. This Old House recommends usi... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry