Asked on May 18, 2019

Does contact paper withstand water and heat and do they stay long?

Uma MaheswarRobyn GarnerLaura Cooper


31 different ways contact paper can add some character to your home. Good Afternoon Madam,And my question or rather a doubt, before using contact paper, I just want to confirm that 'Do the contact paper withstand water and heat and do they stay long, if used inside the and outside the Microwave?It is okay for me if you laugh at my question, feeling it silly:) Regards and blessingsUma

4 answers
  • Bijous
    on May 18, 2019

    Hello Uma. Contact paper is not really designed to use around heat and will hold up to being wiped off with water, but standing water, it will lift from what it's attached to. Contact paper is a plastic product, so it can last a very long time, but only under perfect conditions -- good substrate, dry area and cleaned gently.

    • Uma Maheswar
      on May 18, 2019

      Good Evening dear friend,

      Thank you for answering my question and clearing my doubt.

      Regards and blessings.


  • Laura Cooper
    on May 19, 2019

    Uma, I would add to the previous answer that there are different types of contact paper for different uses. While none would be appropriate INSIDE a microwave, there are specialty papers designed to give the EXTERIOR of appliances a face lift. These are more durable and thicker. You can look at an example of this at That is one manufacturer of the specialty contact papers.

  • Robyn Garner
    on May 19, 2019

    As said above, contact paper won't hold up to water or heat. You can apply it, for example, on the face of a bathroom cabinet but not in the shower. You can apply it to a cabinet next to the stove but not on the stove face.

    It's a great product for anything that is solid, flat, and indoors!

  • Uma Maheswar
    on May 20, 2019

    Good Evening dear friend Robyn,

    I got the message clear and also the methodology.

    Thanks for taking your valuable time to clear my doubts.

    Blessings of The Lord be with you and your whole family.

    With Regards and blessings


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