How To Smooth Out Air Bubbles under Contact Paper?

How To Smooth Out Air Bubbles under Contact Paper?

Regina Yunghans
Feb 12, 2013

Q: My rental kitchen cabinets are very old, so I decided to protect and cover them up with wood pattern contact paper. I first cleaned the surface and then cut the contact paper to size. I peeled back the contact paper about 2 inches in width and taped from the top right and left corners. Once I had taped everything in the right place, then I peeled away the backing as my hand swept left and right until the whole area was covered. The problem is, there are still lots of bubbles everywhere. I used a car windshield scraper, but it did not help. Is there better way to do this? Please advise.

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