Customize Kitchen Acrylic Countertops
Acrylic countertops – Countertops come in a variety of styles. Many countertops are made of stone or ceramic, giving them an old-fashioned look. Acrylic is an ideal material if a contemporary look is required. Stone tiles and can be difficult to work, often require specialized tools. The acrylic is lighter and can be cut with conventional workshop tools. Acrylic comes in a variety of colors, textures, and thicknesses. It can be applied in the same way as conventional laminates. Measure the counter. The standard size of acrylic sheet and plywood is 4 by 8 feet. If the countertop is larger, he decided where to place the seam between the sheets.
If the counter has any curves, make a full-size template with thick cardboard. This will allow you to check the countertop setting later. Purchase 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick acrylic countertops sheet and 3/4 inches quality interior plywood, which will be used for the foundation of the countertop. Draw a contour of the area to be cut on the acrylic sheet using a grease pencil and straight edge metal. If the scheme has any curves, use double-sided tape to attach the template to the acrylic sheet. Try to align the straight lines on the template with one of the straight edges of the sheet, which reduces the number of cuts made.
Cut the acrylic in size, leaving the protective film that is included in the acrylic in place on both sides. Cut the plywood with the same size. If working with curved templates, cut the acrylic and plywood to the exact size of the template with a jigsaw. Sand the cut down the edges with 400 grit sandpaper. Polish the acrylic countertops with an acrylic polish compound. Check the setting of the countertop before adhering to the counter. Prepare the countertop surface, attaching the back of the wood to the counter frame. Fill the voids or knots in the surface of the plywood with an epoxy wood filler.