How to remove cultured marble bathroom vanity countertop?

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by goshenplumber, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. goshenplumber

    goshenplumber New Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    I will be replacing my existing cultured marble bathroom vanity countertop with a new cultured marble countertop. I am not replacing the vanity; it is brand new. So first I need to remove the existing countertop without damaging any of the vanity wood. The countertop is not screwed into the vanity. Instead there is a bead of adhesive between the countertop and the vanity, and there is a silicone caulk bead between the edge of the vanity and the tile on the wall.

    I assume I can use a utility knife to cut the silicone caulk at the edge of the vanity.

    But how do I loosen the adhesive between the vanity so that I can lift off the old countertop, and do this without damaging the vanity wood? What tools and techniques do I use?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    Always tricky,
    Cut what you can from the caulking, they pry from inside the box with a flat Stanley Wonder Bar.

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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    You might not get it off without damage. Many of the cabinets are made with a veneer over particle board - the better ones over plywood.
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