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    Default Formica Counter-top repair

    Tom Silva recently demonstrated on TV how to re-stick a Formica Counter-top using an iron. Either he didn't state or I missed which iron setting to use. I would appreciate knowing this before I try it.

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    Default Re: Formica Counter-top repair

    I didn't see the episode, but basically the heat reactivates the glue then you simply restick it. so I would say practice using the lower settings first because you can burn the face of the formica.

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    Default Re: Formica Counter-top repair

    don't iron directly on the countertop use a buffer like a paper bag or a towel. you inserting heat activated glue? usually formica is installed with contact cement isn't it?

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    Default Re: Formica Counter-top repair

    yes but it will reactivate with heat.

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    Default Re: Formica Counter-top repair

    they finally posted an episode description today (11/25), 21 days after it first aired (yesterday the last one was first air date at end of october)! maybe now you can catch a repeat. here is a link to the description page: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/a...228407,00.html

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    Default Re: Formica Counter-top repair

    Thanks for the link. It really helped me out.
    I like having a Hidden Content .

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    Default Re: Formica Counter-top repair

    I tried this on my 1950s green laminate counters and it does indeed work.

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