How to Repair Peeling Veneer on Particle Board Cabinets? For many years, laminate cabinets have been a popular choice for bathroom and kitchen cabinets. They are not only a reasonably priced solution, but they also come in a variety of colours and styles.
How to Repair Peeling Veneer on Particle Board Cabinets?
However, as the veneer begins to crack and peel, your space will appear sadder and older. Fortunately, repairing your cabinets is a straightforward and inexpensive operation. Let us investigate.
There are two options depending on the extent of the peeling and damage.
1. Fix it With Glue
- Using pliers, carefully and slowly remove the peeling laminate away from the particleboard. Peel back only as far as you feel resistance and have reached the veneer that is still securely attached.
- Apply contact cement to both the particleboard and the underside of the veneer with a paintbrush. Keep pulling the veneer away from the particleboard because you don’t want the cement to touch until it’s dry.
- Push the veneer against the particleboard once the contact cement has dry. Take your time smoothing out the veneer because you don’t want any bubbles or misalignments.
- Finally, clamp the veneer and particleboard together while it dries. If you don’t have a clamp, then laying something heavy on top would suffice.
2. Veneer Replacement
- If the peeling part of the veneer is too large to be glued down, the entire front may need to be replaced.
- Peel the veneer away from the particleboard with care. If there are any pieces that are still firmly linked to the particleboard, a heat gun will help loosen that bond.
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- Calculate and cut the amount of laminate required for your cabinet door. It’s fine to overmeasure because you can easily sand down the edges once it’s on the particleboard.
- Contact cement should be applied to the particleboard and the reverse of the veneer. When it’s dry, carefully apply the veneer to the particleboard. Smooth out any swelling or bubbles with your hand or a roller, and make sure the entire surface is now coated.
- While the cabinet door cures, clamp the veneer on the particleboard. If you don’t have enough clamps, or none at all, putting something heavy on top can suffice.
- After everything has been bonded together, sand the edges of the cabinets if necessary.
- Fixing the look of your particleboard cabinets makes a significant difference in the overall ambience of your home. Hopefully, you’ll find this to be a quick and easy solution to keep your cabinets looking brand new!