DIY repair to blistered laminate worktop

Hi,
Someone put a hot pan on it kitchen top and the surface blistered/burnt a little. It's there any DIY repair that a reasonable DIYer could undertake?
The burst blister is about 10mm across.

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  • FreeBear
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    You might get away with using Colorfill, but the mark will always be visible.
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  • tacpot12
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    I've never had much success with Colorfill but it is your best option. I would carefully sand down brown areas with a coarse sandpaper; this is to give the Colorfill a key as much as it is to remove the damage, and then fill with White Colorfill. If this takes hold (and I would wait a few weeks to check it does), you might consider buying some mid-grey Colorfill and using a small paintbrush to recreate some of the random dots. You might need to use a range of small drills to make some depressions in the repaired area where you can add the grey Colorfill. 
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  • daveyjp
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    There are companies out there that will remove the damaged section, refill and paint to match existing.  
  • grumbler
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    tacpot12 said:
    I would carefully sand down brown areas with a coarse sandpaper;
    Sandpaper will damage surrounding laminate. IMO it's better to use a sharp blade.

  • Alderbank
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    The little Stanley RB5 with a new blade will probably do the best job. 

    Overfill slightly with Colorfill to seal against water ingress and plane smooth when set.

    Finally, buy a nice trivet.
  • skycatcher
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    Thanks for all the suggestions....I will give them all due consideration!
  • moneysaver1978
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    Depending where the marks are, it might be easier and cheaper to cover it with a big nice chopping board.
  • Silvertabby
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    Depending where the marks are, it might be easier and cheaper to cover it with a big nice chopping board.
    This.  But seal the hole first, as any wet spills will cause the mdf base to swell.

    Been there, done that, when my dad didn't realise there was a difference between 'heat resistant' and 'heat proof'.  
  • cpbackhouse
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    edited 2 January at 1:35PM
    We had someone do something similar to our old worktop .... when it was about a month old!

    We did similar to what has been mentioned above and went with the option of a stainless steel worktop protector type thing to hide it a bit like this one
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stainless-Worktop-Counter-Protector-Chopping/dp/B0BDFMQ3RP

    As we had a stainless hob it looked okay next to it, after a while even we forgot we were hiding something with it.
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