This is probably elementary to most, but I've never done it. I'm putting down a 12' sheet of formica on my workbench.
I've watched videos, read instructions, etc... It seems pretty simple, they all say wait until both surfaces are dry to the touch (takes 15-20 minutes). place your sticks, rope, or whatever. Start in the middle and work your way out bonding the laminate to the substrate.
Is this is simple as it sounds, it should not stick to your fingers at all (or anything for that matter) before you bring both surfaces together?
It just seems very counter intuitive, but it is contact "cement", not glue, so I'll buy it. My dad has done this before, and we are in a debate... he tends to stick with what is very intuitive, so he puts the surfaces together while they are still sticky. It is kind of hard to debate though, because I've only read about it, and he has actually done it. :)
So, can someone elaborate on this simple process... also, is there a window of time in which it can be applied after it is "dry to the touch" before it will no longer be effective? If you DID wait too long, is there anyway to fix it, or do you just apply more contact cement?