How to Re laminate a Pool Table?

How to Re laminate a Pool Table? A big question for pool players! Laminate is a durable type of surface. It is usable for counter-tops, tables, and even pool table. Laminating sheets are available at a local hardware supply store. The layers compress under tremendous pressure. It infuses the phenolic into the paper. The result is a material that is resistant to burns, stains, scratches, and impacts. Laminate used in high wear areas. Every commercial pool table made uses some HPL. Some people prefer to touch-up every inch doe, restoring a pool table. They also include the unseen portions. Before applying the new layer of acrylic felt, you need to re-laminate the pool table. It is a good idea to restore.

It is not so tricky to re-laminate a pool table. Re-laminating requires patience and preparation. It can easily accomplish in little to no time with the necessary expertise. To re-laminate a pool table you need the following things:

  • Tape measure
  • Black marker
  • Table saw
  • Fine-tooth blade for the table saw
  • Electric sander
  • Fine and coarse sandpaper bits
  • Contact cement
  • Dowel rods
  • J-roller
  • Laminate sheeting

Re laminate Process

At first measure the pool table’s bed. You need the dimension to know how much laminate sheeting required. After measuring you have to purchase the sheeting. You can get the laminate sheeting from a local hardware supply store.

  • Trial the laminate sheeting over the top of the pool table. It will only cover the bed, not the walls or edges of the pool table.
  • Trace with a black marker on the back of the laminate. You need to mark it for cutting purposes.
  • Insert the laminate into the guides of a table saw. Cut the outlines for the existing pool table top.
  • Remove the table’s old acrylic felt. Now sand the table’s bed with coarse grit. Then fine gravel to eliminate bumps or bulges. Clean the sanding dust away.
  • Now apply a thin and even layer of contact cement to the back of the laminate & Let the laminate dry for 10 to 15 minutes until it becomes tacky.
  • Spread a thin and even layer of contact cement on the pool table’s surface.
  • Place dowel rods every couple of feet across the old table bed. Be careful not to push down on them. Lay the new laminate over the dowel rods. Now position the new laminate in the exact location where you want to glue it.
  • Remove residue. Heat and scrape up residual glue with a putty knife. You can use an adhesive solvent.

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