I am getting ready to reface my kitchen cabinets. However, unlike
most reface jobs, mine has a special challenge: These cabinets were
already refaced 20 years ago and the laminate is starting to fall off
because the glue has dried out. Much of the laminate won't be a
problem to remove; some of it will be trickier because the
delamination isn't consistent.
But here's what I need to know: What do I need to do with these
cabinet frames after I peel off all the existing laminate to get them
ready for new laminate? There is a fair amount of dried glue that
remains on the cabinet frames in the areas where the laminate has
Can I just sand this as is? Do I need to use mineral spirits or
something else equally toxic and hazardous or worse to strip the glue
off? I really want to do this right so prep is important.