How can I attach edge banding ?

Edge banding is a veneer product used commonly in home decorating. It is comprised of strips of covering, which is usually available in a wide range of sizes and sold in rolls. Because creating edge banding involves an extrusion process, it can be produced with different thicknesses and widths to match virtually all kinds of projects, may it be metallic, solid, patterned or wood grain.

Edge banding is typically used in wood projects. It was designed to help users change the look and style of the grain in the wood. As such, if you have a plywood table, you can use edge banding to change the look of the table into something like a maple walnut. Edge banding is available in thin strips, which are easy to cut into shape to fit the project. When you apply edge banding, the most effective way to do it is to cut it into larger pieces first. This will make it easier to trim the edge banding down should a placement error occurs. Before you apply edge banding, make sure that the surface is clean and smooth. If sand or dust residues are not removed from the surface, the edge banding may not stick to the surface effectively.

Attaching edge banding can be done in three different ways. The first one is a self-sticking method, which is very similar to the process of applying wallpaper. Another method of attaching edge banding is by pressing it on with a low-temperature clothing iron. However, to avoid transferring glue to the iron, make sure to place an aluminum foil in between the iron and the project. The third method used for applying edge banding is done by coating it and the project’s surface with contact cement using a roller. These two materials bond instantly when pressed together.

The most ideal tool designed to finish an edge-banding project is the sanding block. Because the material of edge bonding is thin, using an abrasive sanding block can file through it easily, particularly when smoothening out rough spots.

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