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I've used spray contact adhesive some for laminate tops, but haven't built a laminate top in several years. I now have 2 projects to build laminate tops for. Is spray contact cement still a good fit, or is there a better adhesive to use?
Water Based contacts are the best bond, most economical to use, especially for flat non-postformed laminate work. It's about $50 per gallon (Wilsonart's H20) & will do about 350+ sq/ft of bonded coverage,(about 14 cents per sq/ft).
With the H20, do you roll it on? Rolling contact cement has been messy with a lot of time, prep, and supplies, in my experience.
Whatever the method is, could you give me some tips? I have big laminate cabinet to do and only do laminating rarely. I would like to find a cheaper gun that sprays the waterbased glue well, if there is one. Thanks!
I use Weldbond pva glue (Canadian) for all my high pressure laminating. There is a similar product by Titebond specifically for HPL. I use a 4" sponge roller and a J-roller to fasten. This way I can match wood grain and cut or should I say score the laminate to a much closer size. I can also re position my work and the result is quite strong, even on the edges.