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Old 10-25-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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How to remove old adhesive from kitchen cabinets

I have removed the old laminate countertop, backsplash, and sink/faucet, but there is old adhesive left behind that I must remove before my new countertop arrives for installation. That stuff is hard as nails! (Heck, it might be Liquid Nails...) Anyway, how the heck does one remove this stuff? I've already broken two razor blades, and a putty knife is about useless on it. Any suggestions? Chemicals? Dynamite? Nuclear device?


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Old 10-25-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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Lacquer thinner will likely loosen the old adhesive and turn it into snot if it is contact cement which is what it should be. Scrape-away the snot.

Be careful not to blow yourself and your house to smithereens, the fumes can be dangerous.

Extinguish all pilot lights, open windows, ventilate with fans.

Throw the snot in a bucket of water and get it out of the house.


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