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Old 03-30-2008, 07:12 AM   #1
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Formica Over Formica


Ok guys, help me out.

Can formica be applied over formica on an existing counter top?
Does the old formica need to be "roughed" up with a sanding disk?
Will contact cement still work in this application?

FWIW, Mother in law purchased a townhouse and doesnt like the color of the countertop. She also doesnt hae the money to replace it, so the tought was to do the above.

I dont want to waste my time or her money if it cant be done or will fall apart after a few months.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:22 AM   #2
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yea it would work, ther is another product called skimstone,com, i have been wanting to try it, look at the tech page, application for toping off a mica top with a stone surface, there is a bonder/ primer, first, then lay on this skimstone with a trowel

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http://skimstone.com try that, yea you have a great opportunity to try this stuff, please let us know if you go for it,
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Can formica be applied over formica on an existing counter top?
Yes.
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Does the old formica need to be "roughed" up with a sanding disk?
Yes.
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Will contact cement still work in this application?
Yes.

Example: Inexpensive Rental Unit Laminate Counter Refacing:

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Old 03-30-2008, 10:43 AM   #5
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Thanks for the option of skimcoat but MIL picked out her sample of formica already and has her heart set on it, so I'm going to pass on the skimcoat. Interesting product though. I wonder if it can be applied over tile in bathrooms? Have to start redoing our bathrooms at work. I'll give a call on Monday.
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yes, you can put formica on formica. But, you should rough it up with sandpaper and clean it VERY well. Use a high-quality contact adhesive and apply thin, even coats. Don't put it on too think or it might peel.
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try that, yea you have a great opportunity to try this stuff, please let us know if you go for it,
that seems like a neat product think i am going to try it on my counters, maybe even something to look at getting into for the new homes we do
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Have done this 100's of times with no problem, make sure laminate is stuck to existing surface, wipe off all grease etc., rough it up, and relaminate, I use formica brand contact in the propane looking cans, works reallllllgood

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