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Looking for suggestions for refacing plam cabinets on a large scale. We have done this before, but not on this size of project.
Spraying/brushing glue would take forever, Fast cap tape I wonder about long term durability.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions, ideas, pointers.
We had this come up fro a string of restaurants last December. Work had to be done at night after closing. We could show them that it was faster and cheaper to replace the P Lam cabinets with new.
With PLAM cabs, I couldn't agree more with Larry...
Generally speaking a reason to reface would be you don't want to replace the counter, flooring, or paint. Which makes refacing a less expensive option for the customer.
Like any thing else you have to create a system. I would certainly replace the doors. If they are face frame cabinets I would say rolling the glue is the way to go, make a box with a lid that keeps the roller submerged. If the cabinets don't have a frame I would use speed tape. I think I remember that you can have the Fastcap tape pressed to the pvc banding, you might check with the Fastcap guys.
Thanks for the responses guys.
these are frameless, and while I would be the first to just replace them, they are pretty much pinned in place by the flooring.
The customer does not want to get into the expense of messing with the floor in all the areas that would be affected.
I would use stay put adhesive or something similar. It comes in a pressurized pot wuth spray gun. Cost is sbout 329 but worth it. You should get about 10 kitchens out of one can. Temp does not affect this stuff like normal contact glue. Will stick well to anything. Replace doors to save time. Relaming doors willneat up your profits. Buy a laminate slitter ( woodworkers shop or web don) to save time cutting up edging. Use vertical grade laminate, applies better, eadier to file. Good luck.