I'm wondering if I could scuff up an existing formica top, and then
install another layer of formica over it?
I thought about tile but am finding it easier to shop for and afford
laminate. Doing a new top is a possibility but I see no need to waste
what is there and pay for a new custom top.
The existing top is trimmed in 1 by 2 solid oak so I would be keeping
I usually TSP wash, sand and acetone clean prior to relaminating HPL. If
the current laminate extends over the oak edge (and was then beveled, etc) -
then you will have a double thickness of the darker core material showing
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ron Truitt) wrote in message
I'm confused (a fairly normal situation according to my wife), if you
put a new layer of laminate on top of the existing layer, but want to
keep the oak trim, how will the laminate and trim meet on a level
plane. Are you intending to take off all the trim and reinstall it
level to the new laminate?
I thought I would try beveling the new overlay with a router to keep it
on the same angle as the old formica.
Or I might just bail and try to pass the new overlay by the
inspector(female). Maybe after a few beers.
Maybe if I cut it at a bevel on the table saw.... I'll figure something
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