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reattach liminate countertop

I have a small section of countertop that has pulled up from the underlying plywood.  How can I reattach it?

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Posted 2013-07-28T15:51:45+0000  by Maggi Maggi


Hi Maggi,


Laminate countertop can be repaired fairly easily, here are techniques to try.


For a loose laminate start by carefully pulling it up at the edge and scraping behind it with a putty knife to remove any debris.

Take a clothes iron, adjust it to the cotton setting (no steam) and hold it against the laminate for a few seconds to reactivate the contact cement. Then press the laminate back into place.


You may have to hold it in place for a few minutes to make sure it adheres.

If ironing doesn't work, pull back the loose edge and apply a thin layer of contact cement to the back of the laminate and to the counter. Allow the cement to dry for a few minutes, and then press the loose piece into place.


If this doesn’t work you may have to replace the entire section with a new piece of laminate.



Posted 2013-07-29T18:35:40+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
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