03:52AM | 02/21/05
Member Since: 02/20/05
2 lifetime posts
Is there a way to remove formica from solid maple? I have a solid maple table that had formica applied to the top...great while I had small kids, but ugly now. I'd like to refinish the table, but can't find out how to remove the formica. Help!

Mark Hammond

12:46PM | 02/21/05
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
You can use a heat gun to soften the glue and a wide bladed putty knife to "scrape" it off. It will need to be worked from one edge a little at a time. Try and not burn the laminate because it will get brittle and slit at random. After you get the laminate off then you can clean or sand the surface of the maple table. Good Luck...MJH


02:56PM | 02/21/05
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
if laminate was applied with contact cement which alot of them are, a spray bottle with laquer thinner will loosen it right up.
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