I am going to use Formica as the backsplash against the wall on a new
counter top installation and wonder if anyone has had any luck using liquid
nails instead of contact cement. I know it's recommended cementing it to a
backer board first, but I would like to avoid that if possible.
For what purpose? Irrespective of it not lasting permanently, you'll
play the devil getting a smooth enough layer to be able to have a flat
If the idea is to have the backsplash flush or nearly so to the rest of
the wall, cut a relief for the backsplash to accomodate it instead.
actually the oil transfers through the granite leaving a dark stain
clear silicone is used for granite,corian or other solid surfaces (with a
little help from hot glue to hold it in place until the silicone cures) on
Formica is a brand name for plastic laminate
the oil in liquid nail will bleed lines through the laminate
(made that mistake years ago)
I recommend contact cementing laminate onto 1/4" plywood then liquid nail
plywood to wall.
or cementing directly to wall.
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