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How to Laminate

Learn to laminate like a pro and save yourself some cash. Laminate is a super versatile material and knowing how to use it is a great skill to have. There are three basic steps to laminating a counter top: Measuring and cutting the laminate, attaching or adhering the laminate and trimming the laminate to fit. Some tools & materials required for the project include: Safety gloves and goggles, Laminate, Tape measure, Cutting saw, Contact Cement Paint brush, J-Roller, Trim Router, Short Neck Roller, ? inch wood dowels and Xylene. Start by measuring how much laminate you will need. When you are ready to cut, put the laminate face down on a piece of foam to cut. The foam gives you a strudy flat surface. To attach use contact cement and let it cure accordingly. Carefully attach the laminate. Using a J-roller, firmly press and attach the laminate so it forms a strong bond. Then use a trim router to trim. For large pieces, use a short nap roller to roll on the contact cement to the laminate and the base. Use your roller, to get that perfect bond. Finally, sand off the edges to remove the excess glue with Xylene. For more great how to videos and home improvement tips, subscribe to Lowe's YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=lowes Or head to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/Lowes Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=lowes Or head to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/Lowes
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