I would have posted this as a forum topic but couldn’t find a category where I thought it would fit. Anyway . . .
On one side of the miter of our kitchen countertop, about a 4-inch length of the laminate has lifted from the substrate. I attempted to fix it by putting laminate adhesive on a palette knife and spreading it inside on both laminate and substrate, allowing it to dry, and then pressing it down. That was a couple of months ago and it has lifted again. I don’t want to risk getting moisture under the laminate because then the substrate will swell and I’ll really have problems.
I considered attempting to once again reglue in the same way, then reversing some clamps (using them as spreaders) and pressing them against the upper cabinet to see if it would hold better but . . .
Should I clean off the old adhesive and, if so, how? Is there some other adhesive/glue that would work better for a small repair? Is there a better method to spread the adhesive in such a tight spot?
Is there a better way? Can anyone with some experience with this tell me a better, more successful method? Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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