How To: Laminate Kitchen Countertops

With the right tools and an appropriate degree of detail-mindedness, even beginning do-it-yourselfers can laminate kitchen countertops successfully.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 12:28 PM

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I’ve got some tips for you on how to laminate countertops in your kitchen. Roll on contact cement and allow it to set approximately 15 minutes until it’s tacky. Now here’s the trick: Place dowels across the countertop and position the new laminate exactly where you want it. Then remove the dowels one by one, pressing the sheet of laminate down. Since the contact cement is unforgiving, the dowels allow you to perfectly position the laminate before the glue binds.

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