How Do You Remove Formica From Kitchen Cabinets?

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Formica is a pressed laminate found in many kitchens and bathrooms. It is a durable surface material, resistant to scratching and heat. Over time, you may decide to replace the Formica for a fresh, new color, or you may decide that you want to change your kitchen for a completely different look. Removing the Formica laminate from kitchen cabinets is an easy process that is labor intensive. The care you take in removing the Formica will depend on whether you plan on re-using it elsewhere. If the laminate will be scrapped, then you don't need to worry about it coming off in parts. Use a screwdriver to remove all hardware from the cabinets from which Formica will be removed. Take all doors off the cabinets so you can work with them on a stable tabletop. Put on safety goggles and rubber gloves. As you pull laminate away from the cabinet, it can snap and break into pieces. Goggles will protect your eyes. Rubber gloves protect your hands from exposure to the solvent, which can burn your ... more
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