I'm using contact cement to attach an 1/8 inch oak skin to face the
exposed sides of my new kitchen cabinets.
Is there any advantage of putting on a 'primer' coat and letting it dry
24 hours before putting on the final coat of contact cement?
If painted, or poly type finish, then sand with 80grit to 100grit. You're
looking to get rid of any gloss on the surface. Vacuum the surface, then use
a tack cloth, then use the contact cement. A smooth, clean surface is what
No primer necessary, just prepare the substrate.
That's not the right adhesive for the job...contact cement will not be
successful in the long run for the application. Been several letters to
editor in FWW over the last few years of veneer/finish failures after
using contact cement for veneer work.
Use a regular wood glue w/ perhaps a longer open time to provide more
On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:09:22 -0600, the inscrutable Duane Bozarth
Either glue works fine. I contact cemented my luaun door skins on my
kitchen cabinets in '84 or so and they were holding fast through
Feb of 2002, when I moved out. Oh, I used solvent-based contact
cement and do so today. I've heard too many horror stories to try the
Yea, though I walk through the valley of Minwax, I shall stain no Cherry.
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