04:33AM | 09/28/02
Member Since: 09/16/02
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We have old formica cabinets with flat doors. I would like to put molding on and paint them. Should the molding be nailed or glued? Do the cabinet doors need sanded to be painted?

(Frank's wife)

[This message has been edited by FrankC (edited September 28, 2002).]

doug seibert

04:20PM | 09/28/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts

Formica's a pretty tough surface.........I think that complete sanding is necessary before gluing the moulding to the surface......maybe using an epoxy.......then a special primer suitable for formica.........then your favorite paint.....

The door core is probably particle board so nailing the moulding just won't work.......doug


06:17PM | 09/29/02
Depending on the type of molding you are going to use, contact cement will work well after sanding with a fine gritt sandpaper. Some small finish nails can also be used to help hold it in place.



10:14AM | 10/01/02
Member Since: 09/29/02
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Hi there Kathy & Frank,

How about using No More Nails and clamping molding until dry. Much neater finish.



01:47PM | 10/01/02
Member Since: 09/29/02
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How about using NO More Nails and clamping until dry for an unmarked finish.




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