whats the name of that plastic stuff used to back stuff

Found 27th May 2011
just moved into a new house and cant affor new kitchen at the minute, the benches in particular are a mess covered in scratches etc... was thinking of getting something to stick on top as a temporary measure..or if anyone has any other suggestions? xx

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isnt it called fablon?

I wouldn't bother personally - just bear with it until you replace the kitchen.

Sticking something on top of it will give you more problems imo.

Original Poster

thats it...thanks... have u used it before?

barky

isnt it called fablon?


Original Poster

really... what problems might occur?

moob

I wouldn't bother personally - just bear with it until you replace the … I wouldn't bother personally - just bear with it until you replace the kitchen.Sticking something on top of it will give you more problems imo.


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by benches do you mean worktops? if so we got a few of these for our kitchen in our last house but didnt get round to using them so my partners parents had them and they look really good on and there cheap.

i dont think this is what your after lol i thought you might of meant worktops for some reason, im a women and dont know much haha
Edited by: "pink-ka" 27th May 2011

Barky's right, it is Fablon. If its wood aren't you better sanding it down and varnishing it? Failing that Id put a nice throw or something on the top.. If it were me and I couldnt do it like that then I'd leave it tbh, I think that sticky back plastic looks really naff and its hard to get it looking nice (and not really tacky/cheap looking) with that stuff.. esp so if theres scratches underneath. Leave it for Blue Peter!
Fablon is about £5 a roll too, I dont know how many you'd need and it may work out more expensive than you think

P.s, Ive used the cheaper stuff on Ebay and it was pants, it didnt even stick to cardboard and paper (I wanted to cover my Filofax dividers!.. It just ended up peeling at the edges and looked rough, it wasn't that sticky either, so thankfully it peeled back off again!)

By "benches" do you mean worktops?

I can't think of anything worse than trying to cover them with something else.

If you can't afford a new kitchen, see about getting some new worktops in the mean time, they start at a really low price. It's the labour that would push the cost up.

Original Poster

thanks hun, i did mean worktops lol... just i call them benches might check ikea out x
xx

pink-ka

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10153714by benches do you mean … http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10153714by benches do you mean worktops? if so we got a few of these for our kitchen in our last house but didnt get round to using them so my partners parents had them and they look really good on and there cheap.i dont think this is what your after lol i thought you might of meant worktops for some reason, im a women and dont know much haha


Original Poster

i have read mixed reviews on the fablon... not sure wat to do lol x

Nikki999

Barky's right, it is Fablon. If its wood aren't you better sanding it … Barky's right, it is Fablon. If its wood aren't you better sanding it down and varnishing it? Failing that Id put a nice throw or something on the top.. If it were me and I couldnt do it like that then I'd leave it tbh, I think that sticky back plastic looks really naff and its hard to get it looking nice (and not really tacky/cheap looking) with that stuff.. esp so if theres scratches underneath. Leave it for Blue Peter!Fablon is about £5 a roll too, I dont know how many you'd need and it may work out more expensive than you thinkP.s, Ive used the cheaper stuff on Ebay and it was pants, it didnt even stick to cardboard and paper (I wanted to cover my Filofax dividers!.. It just ended up peeling at the edges and looked rough, it wasn't that sticky either, so thankfully it peeled back off again!)


Original Poster

yes worktops
it wouldnt just be someone fitting benches, but we would need a new sink aswell so a plumber would be required :-(
everything so costly isnt it

thesaint

By "benches" do you mean worktops?I can't think of anything worse than … By "benches" do you mean worktops?I can't think of anything worse than trying to cover them with something else.If you can't afford a new kitchen, see about getting some new worktops in the mean time, they start at a really low price. It's the labour that would push the cost up.


I think you're better off leaving it tbh.
Seriously, my kitchen is perhaps the worst on the planet... The paint is coming off the doors (the previous owners obv tried to refresh the kichen by painting the doors and some of the tiles), so now the brown wood underneath is showing through, so it looks like theres chocolate dripped on the doors! Our sink is a horrible white plastic one which annoys the hell out of me. The tops are yellow in places (where bleach has bleached out the green pattern!) and I also put a hot pan down (before it burnt my hand) and that burnt the worktop..
I could go on but we're just putting up with it till we can affort a new one. Theres no point putting a ribbon on a **** is there!

Original Poster

mine has got to be worse than yours...
previous owners dog has chewed benchs/cupboard doors/there was chip pan fat stuck on all surfaces
totaly minging....
have bleached and scrubbed till my hands are red raw... just want a temp measure till we can afford new....
such a shortage of money these days lol x

Nikki999

I think you're better off leaving it tbh.Seriously, my kitchen is perhaps … I think you're better off leaving it tbh.Seriously, my kitchen is perhaps the worst on the planet... The paint is coming off the doors (the previous owners obv tried to refresh the kichen by painting the doors and some of the tiles), so now the brown wood underneath is showing through, so it looks like theres chocolate dripped on the doors! Our sink is a horrible white plastic one which annoys the hell out of me. The tops are yellow in places (where bleach has bleached out the green pattern!) and I also put a hot pan down (before it burnt my hand) and that burnt the worktop.. I could go on but we're just putting up with it till we can affort a new one. Theres no point putting a ribbon on a **** is there!


I have use fablon to cover the kids table and it soon does scratch and become tired looking.

Look for " Sticky Back Plastic " it will be a lot cheaper than Fablon.

Don't do what i did when i first moved in,rip it all out then no kitchen for two years,think i was a tad hasty lol

Banned

Put a "wanted" on freecycle for the bits and pieces you need....lots of people through out good kitchens just because what they have isn't the height of current fashion.
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