The picobello Flooring Repair Kit contains everything necessary to easily repair damage to your wood or laminate floors. Scratches, holes and gouges will disappear within minutes. Achieve a perfect color match every time with the simple color blending system. Kit contains 10 assorted colors for blending to match your finish, clear sealing pen, battery operated melting tool, leveling tool, and a sanding/polishing pad to adjust the shine of your repair to match your finish. Easy to use tools for quick repairs that you will be proud of.
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96%of customersrecommend this product23 of 24reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
Pros: Very Adhesive, High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Great Instructions, Easy to Clean, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Effective
Had a few spots of damage from workers in my kitchen..chips in the ceramic floor even 2" pieces, so I decided to try this. It works great. You can hardly tell where the repairs were made. It was a little expensive. If you are only doing 1 or 2 tiles, cheaper to replace them, but I had about 10 spots that needed to be touched up. Little expensive and I had to order it first and have it shipped because Home Depot didn't carry it in the store. You can see how it works on youtube.com too which is why I bought it. You get everything you need to finish the job in the box.
I have ceramic tile throughout my house. The floor in my kitchen was badly chipped and I had resolved myself to either living with it or replacing the flooring throughout the house. I saw this product on line and thought, what the heck. It's expensive, but if it does the job, it's worth it. I watched the video on you tube and decided to give it a try. As many of the other reviews stated, it takes some practice to get it right. My biggest struggle was getting the right color match. I ended up using a paper plate to mix my colors. Once I figutred out the right color combination it was a breeze! The floor looks AWESOME! I wish I had taken a before picture. You can't find the spots I fixed at all. Super excited. The price is well worth it!
I had a hole that appeared in our Pergo floor after we had some remodeling done. I watched this kit being used on YouTube and decided to buy one. I received the kit very fast from Home Depot. I found the kit very easy to use. My wife was very pleased with the job I had done. So that alone makes it well 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.
Pros: Very Adhesive, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Easy to Clean
Product was easier than i thought to apply. After a couple of tries I was able to get the hang of it and away i went repairing everything in sight! I applied to a heavy traffic area in my kitchen, so hopefully it will last a while. Trial and error is the only key to matching the colors, so cant knock this product for that and you will have to be creative and have some patience while you work at your repair and matching the colors. The product does provide enough colors to allow good mixes to match mainly browns and tones of brown (white, black and a clear is also provided). The finish of the repair does blend in very well with the tile, however not completely perfect, but for a repair job, you cant beat the quality of repair this product provides you (sure beats grinding out and replacing the tile!!!). What i like about this product is the fact that if you dont like what you just did, simply melt it away by applying the tip to the repair and wipe away with a towel - then you can start over. The plastic box is very secure and will last a while and protect the pieces inside nicely. The tip of melter does get very hot so must becareful!!! I am a DIY'r and overall a good buy on my part with this product since there are many different applications that i think i can use this to make some repairs.
Pros: Very Adhesive, High Quality of Material, Easy to Clean, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great
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.
Very unique technique for fixing scratches and dings in wood flooring. If you take your time and blend the colors you can get and excellent match. The fix is almost undetectable especially if you don't know where the original mark was.
Product worked great until after 15 minutes the melter tip fell off!
PostedFebruary 3, 2013
Ease of installation
No, I do not recommend this product.
Product worked well for small scratches. After 15 minutes of use the melter tip fell off. I attempted to replace tip but then the heat did not work on the tip and tip fell off again anyway. The melter was an inferior product! Please replace melter or tip!
I was able to cover some deep scratches on laminate floors. The colors included matched perfectly the installed floor. After repairing the scratches they were only noticeable by getting too close to the repaired area. I was quite impressed.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Modern, Great Instructions, Effective
Worked amazing. I needed a little practice at it, but after 2 times using it, I repaired a large 1/4 " hole in my flooring. You can't even tell it's there without purposefully looking for it. Much MUCH better than the cheap one color fill-in stuff. HIGHLY recommended if you have wood laminate flooring.
Pros: Feels Like Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Looks Great