painting laminate cabinate doors: a twist

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Forum topic by babbobubba posted 05-25-2014 01:59 AM 783 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2014 01:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: refinishing laminate doors repairing formica

I want to reface or refinish my cabinet doors. The doors are almond-colored laminate over MDF (I suspect) with 5/16’s oak strips applied to the the vertical edges (totally 1970’s…). Because the oak strips are ever so slightly relieved/rounded on the corners, there is a tiny ‘V’ between the edge of the laminate and the oak and a fingernail or credit card will drop into this gap. I worry that if I apply new laminate without filling the gap it will “telegraph” through to the new surface. The question is, what do I use to fill this gap? Epoxy? Water putty? I’d apply the patching material and give the whole surface a light sanding before applying the new laminate, or I might just patch and paint the doors.

What would you all advise using to fill the gap? Thanks.

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