Resurfacing countertops is the new cost saving trend when it comes to updating kitchens. The countertop is the main focal point in any kitchen. If countertops look dingy or damaged, then this reflects on the entire kitchen. Resurfacing countertops is an affordable method to achieve that updated look you’ve been thinking of, and it's a lot cheaper than replacing all of the countertops.
Things You'll Need
- Electric screw driver
- Laminate glue
- Paint roller
- Putty knife
- Glue stripper
- Medium-grade sandpaper
Use an electric screw driver to remove all the nails on the top of the cabinet into the bottom of the countertop.
Remove the old countertop.
Use a stripper to dissolve glue and a small paint scraper to scrape away remaining material.
Prepare the surface of the countertop for the new countertop. Sand the surface of the old countertop with a medium-grade sandpaper. Once you are finished, it is time to apply the glue.
Apply the glue to the old countertop, making sure to keep it thin, as laminate countertops show anything underneath, especially bubbles.
Start at one end when placing the new countertop down, as this is easier than starting from the middle of your countertop.
Use a large roller to flatten out any air bubbles that were trapped when you placed the new countertop over the surface of the old one.
Install edging or detailing if needed.
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