Asked on Oct 17, 2019

How do I repair laminate that is peeling off?



Edge of countertop is coming loose but it’s not big enough to get new glue under it.

5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Oct 17, 2019

    Try a small amount of glue on a piece of cardboard and try to slip glue under area with that. Don't leave in the cardboard.

  • Cher @ Designs By Studio C
    Cher @ Designs By Studio C
    on Oct 17, 2019

    Hi, Donna!

    Contact cement is what is used to secure laminate for countertops to the substrate (plywood) and can be purchased in small bottles. A small disposable brush or even a cotton swab can be used to apply the cement to both surfaces, if possible, then clamp or weight it to dry. Hope this helps!

  • Allison
    on Oct 17, 2019

    Carefully pull the piece off so you can get a good amount of cement onto each surface with a small brush, once tacky, press it on and run it over with a rolling pin. If possible, clamp it, if not, continue to revisit every few minutes with the rolling pin until dry. If the present glue is failing, it will likely continue and you will be dabbing bits of glue with a toothpick until the cows come home.

  • Kathy
    on Oct 19, 2019

    Iron over it. The glue that is dried on it should liquify and reattach it.

  • Betsy
    on Dec 10, 2019

    Hi Donna: What you may try to do is to lift the area slightly and then drag a piece of floss across some glue and then stick the floss and glue under the area and wiggle it back and forth to spread the glue. Remove the floss and put something heavy on the spot, or clamp it down over night.

    Good luck

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