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Suggested Tools & Materials needed to install Veneers/3D laminates and End Panels:
Tips for Installing Veneers:
Critical: Veneers should be placed flat and allowed to acclimate for 48 hours before installation.
Surface Prep: Fill in any voids on the surfaces with wood putty. Lightly sand any surfaces you plan to cover. Clean the area and wait for the it to thoroughly dry. Do not use a power sander. Use a tack cloth to remove excess dust.
Cutting: Use a veneer/laminate slitter, rotary cutter, or sharpened utility knife/straight edge to cut the veneer. Cut the veneer strips ½” wider and 2” longer than the area you plan to cover (stiles/rails). We recommend doing the stiles first and then the rails. Apply the veneer strips to one opening at a time.
Adhering: PSA veneers have a pre-glued adhesive layer protected by a peel coat
covering that must be removed prior to application.
Finishing: Use a razor knife to remove the excess material and finish with a hand file or 150 grit sand block to trim the excess material.
Tips for Installing End Panels:
Surface Prep: Make sure the end panel and cabinet surfaces are free of dust/dirt before applying.
Cutting: Use a router to cut the end panel to fit the cabinet height/width; then hand file or use 150 grit sand paper to make a smooth edge. If the countertop is already installed then you’ll need to cut the end panel to the correct size using a table or circular saw. Use a straight edge and scoring the panel with a utility knife before cutting. Otherwise, install the entire end panel and cut it to fit once installed.
Adhering: Use contact cement on both the end panel and the surface you’re applying the end panel. If you’re using construction adhesive or wood glue allow for proper curing time (see manufacturer’s recommendation) before cutting or trimming the end panels.
Finishing: Make sure the panel is flush the cabinet front and bottom. Apply pressure using a 4-5” J-Roller/Wood Scraper. (Note: Start in the middle of the panel and apply pressure in the direction of the grain.)