If you are planning to strip the old Formica off of your cabinets it can be reused. Why would you want to remove the old plastic laminate from your bathroom or kitchen cupboards? Perhaps you have purchased a new refrigerator and it won’t fit in the opening. In this situation the cabinetry will need to be cut down. The same scenario can be applied to any new appliance that you have purchased. But, what if the original Formica is discontinued? You are only left with two options, try and salvage the existing plastic laminate or choose a similar color to the discontinued laminate, good luck. read Can Old Cabinet or Counter Formica Be Reused
The process of bending and gluing or laminating curves with Formica is learned by trial and error. Plastic laminate has a stress point where it breaks. If the material is pushed past the limit it can even tear after everything looks OK.
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First off, if you have never handled plastic laminate get someone to help you roll the Formcia sheet. These thin pieces of plastic are very brittle and can break very easily if not handled correctly.
Materials needed for rolling laminate:
1) Masking or duct tape
2) Small pieces of cardboard about six inches by six inches
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Do not ever use yellow carpenters wood glue when you need to fix loose cabinet plastic laminate. If you do this the repair will not work properly and only cause more difficulty. I’ve been repairing loose Formica for many years on kitchen, office and bathroom vanity cabinets and it is very troublesome to try and remove carpenters wood glue from the laminate.
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There are many things that we should know about working with contact clue adhesives. This article will outline a few important things that we must know about working with this sticky substance.
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