Is there a glue that will penetrate thru paper thin laminate to make it stick?

I have this desk that the top laminate,as it turns out, it's actually more like a paper film.  Now it's flaking off.  I would like to stick paper drawings on top of but I am sure that if I do that it's just going to rip that thin laminate right off.  There's got to be a glue that goes thru that thin laminate and at the same time glue whatever I lay on top of it.  I've been looking at decoupage videos and the concensus seems to be Mod Podge.  But still, will it penetrate?  How about simple Elmer's glue?


I don't want to do much sanding.

3 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, there isn't a glue that will penetrate laminate.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It will be melamine foil - you should really scuff it up a bit with a coarse sandpaper so that it will provide a key. Any brand of adhesive should work. If you are worried the laminate will come off, it is usually easy to peel off with hot air stripper.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Gorilla glue original works best. It foams up alittle but it does that to penetrate deep to hold well

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