The customer wants laminate backsplash up the entire wall from counter to cabinet. The house is circa 1855, and the cabinets are the built-in-place style from the last remodel in the '60s. Usually I can slip the laminate behind the cabs a 1/4 inch or so and avoid trying to template it exactly. But to do so here means I have to slide the laminate up the wall behind the cabs, which is a tight fit in places ... No way to do this with contact cement.

I'm looking for an adhesive I can maybe apply to the wall with a notched trowel and which would give me [a 15-minute] working time. Anyone have experience with alternative glues for laminate? —John/Charleston, Charleston, S.C.

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