Removing Existing Laminate countertop

Old 02-22-06, 10:14 AM
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Removing Existing Laminate countertop

I want to strip off an existing formica type countertop and backsplash. I know acetone will solubilize the adhesive but am wondering if after sanding the underlayment if it will have enough "tooth" for the contact adhesive to grab for the new laminate. I'm reluctant to attached new surface to existing due to some delamination of the current surface to the substrate.

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Old 02-22-06, 05:08 PM
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As much work as you will have in de-laminating the wood substrate, I would seriously consider ditching it all and starting over with a good plywood base, doubled up on the edges for depth, then adding the formica you desire. Would that be an option?

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