Glue for cabinet skins?

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Old 08-24-13, 10:34 PM
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Glue for cabinet skins?

What type of glue is recommended for gluing cabinet skins to a photo finish end panel? The skin has a plywood back with veneer on top. Spray adhesive? Contact cement? It's in a very small powder room.
 
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Contact cement sounds like the logical choice but you need to make sure it won't soak thru or eat the finish you are working with.
 
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What are these skins made out of? If they are veneer with a phenolic backing, contact cement will work well. If it is just veneer with a paperback, I am reluctant to recommend using contact cement. Though I would imagine these skins are meant to be put on like that. It is important to make sure you don't put too much contact cement on. Buy a roller made specifically for that. I think the big box stores sell them. Use a one of those cheap throw away brushes to get into areas the roller doesn't reach. I don't want big blobs or a thick layer of glue.
 
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