How to Glue Wood to a Refrigerator
When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, several home owners attempt to create a strong sense of uniformity. It is important to select a great color and style for cabinets, but if you do not have enough money for a new refrigerator it may seem like an eyesore. By covering the refrigerator with wood veneer panels, you can easily blend the appliance with the cabinets in the kitchen to create one attractive appearance throughout the room.
Measure the desired surfaces to be covered on the refrigerator. Make note of any cut outs for handles or water dispensers.
Cut the wood veneer panels to size with a table saw. Sand away any rough edges using 220-grit sandpaper to ensure the panels will not chip or break off in the future.
Clean the refrigerator with degreaser and a rag. Be sure to remove any dirt buildup on the front and sides of the refrigerator.
Apply adhesive to the refrigerator and panels using a sponge brush to even the adhesive on the surface. Add a thick layer of quick-grab adhesive to the surface of the refrigerator as well as the back side of the panel. Allow the adhesive to set for five minutes before attaching the wood veneer panels.
Firmly press the panels in place, lining up the bottom and side edges of each panel with the refrigerator edges to create a proper alignment with the panels.
Wipe away any excess adhesive with a damp rag.
- Some companies sell wood panel kits for refrigerators. Check with your manufacturer to find out if one is available for your brand. This will eliminate the need for any adhesive bonds.
Nicole Byerly has been writing since 2003. She has published multiple works that have appeared in "Campus Philly." Byerly is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity at Utica College.
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