How to Reface Formica Kitchen Cabinets Yourself

Beautiful kitchen designed with multiple shades of gray throughoutRefacing your kitchen cabinets is a great way to alter the design of your kitchen without breaking the bank. You can even do it yourself! The process involves a lot of handiwork, so if you don’t feel comfortable with that, you can always leave it to the professionals. Either way, you’ll have stunning cabinets afterward.

DIY Cabinet Refacing Process

If you do choose to go the DIY route, know that it will be a very involved project. You’ll need to order new Formica, preferably pre-cut to fit your cabinets; however, you may also cut the Formica yourself. Before beginning the refacing process, keep in mind to take the proper safety precautions and wear safety goggles and gloves while refacing your Formica kitchen cabinets. Let’s break down the cabinet refacing process step by step:

  • Disassemble your cabinets and current hardware.
  • Use a proper lacquer solvent, heat gun, and putty knife to remove the current Formica laminate from your cabinets.
  • Sand the surface of cabinets thoroughly and clean them to remove the dust.
  • Add contact cement to the surface of your cabinets.
  • Layer your new Formica laminate over the cement so it sticks.
  • Sand the edges of your cabinets to make everything look flush.
  • Add a laminate sealer to protect the Formica from moisture.
  • Consider adding new decorative hardware before reinstalling your cabinets.

Go the Easier Route With Tundraland

If you’re looking for an easier and stress-free way to transform your kitchen, turn to Tundraland to reface your old Formica cabinets. We offer personalized consultations to ensure that your refacing project aligns with your needs, style, and budget. You can also count on us to utilize top-of-the-line, American-made products on every job. Contact Tundraland today to learn more about our kitchen cabinet refacing services.

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