How to Cut Drawer Liners

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Lining your drawers makes the difference between ruining and retaining the original look of their interiors. Drawer surfaces can get scratched or marred from the everyday wear and tear caused by the movement of drawer organizers and contents. Drawer liners add a layer of protection and can be replaced when dirtied or ruined. Some liners are scented, offering a fragrant whiff each time you open your drawers. Cut drawer liners to fit the bottom interior of your kitchen, dresser, desk or bathroom drawers to shield them against potential damage.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Measure the interior length and width of your drawer with a tape measure. Spread the liner out flat, front side down. Place a heavy object on the liner near where it is connected to the roll to keep the liner in place.

  • Mark the length and width measurements as the drawer on the backing of the liner. The backing of some liners provides cubic measurements that you can use for marking and cutting. If the backing does not provide lines, draw straight lines extending from the length and width markings, using a ruler.

  • Cut the length of the liner with scissors or a paper cutter along the lines on the backing, if provided. Cut the width of the liner along the lines on the backing, if provided. Remove 1 inch of the adhesive backing from the drawer liner at a time while pressing the liner in place inside the drawer to create a smooth surface.

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