07:22PM | 04/06/05
Member Since: 06/27/04
7 lifetime posts
Hello everyone.. okay.. I have been helping a friend of mine partially re-do a small kitchen.. she just bought the place so budget is tight right now. The countertops are about 30 years old and topped with Formica. What she wants to do is top them with fresh Formica. Is it possible to glue the new onto the old without having any problems of adhesion? We do not want to try to delaminate the old, cause we are not sure how much may be stuck tight. They are not in bad condition, just an awful color. Any help is greatly appreciated. thanks - Tom


07:08AM | 04/07/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
I'd definately (using resp and eye protection) consider sanding up/roughing up the surface first before contact cementing new on-top of old formica and remove dust, wash well, let dry well the surface.

You might find some good advice under "re-facing cabinet frames" on a search since I know those guys often do the same on kitchen cabinet boxes with laminates (sometimes wood faced or wood veneer laminate faced originally not formica faced), I'd imagine some of the issues might be similar.


06:16PM | 04/07/05
Member Since: 06/27/04
7 lifetime posts
thanks for the quick answer.. yes, I am going to rough it up a bit first.. I shall let you know how it goes


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