- Scuff all the surfaces to be laminated with a palm sander. Get them clean and free of any shine. Clean up the dust.
- Cut pieces of laminate slightly larger than each area of the cabinet you're covering. Use a razor knife and straight-edge. Cut the laminate by setting it upside down, setting the straight-edge on its surface, running the razor knife alongside it, cutting through the wax-paper backing and the laminate all at once.
- Hold the first piece of laminate in front of the area where you want it to go. Peel off a little of the wax paper on one side of it. Press the sticky part directly to the surface. Peel off the rest of the wax paper while gradually pressing the laminate entirely onto the surface.
- Run a small block of wood over the surface to help it stick.
- Run your razor knife along the edge of the cabinet to trim off the excess laminate. For corners where it will butt up against other laminate, set your straight-edge across the laminate surface and cut where necessary.
- Repeat for each piece of laminate, until it's all on.
Things You Will Need
- Palm sander with 80-grit sandpaper
- Peel-and-stick laminate veneer
- Razor knife
- Laminate the face pieces (the forward-facing spans) last, so you're not seeing the edges of the laminate that's installed on the sideways spans.