How To Repair Veneer
Today on How To Friday, Gene shows you how to repair veneer! Don't look past those piece of furniture that need a little extra love, we'll teach you what you need to know.
*Note that this process works best on a piece that will be painted, not stained*
Take these steps to repair veneer:
- Start by removing any hardware on the piece
- Clean the piece with Clean Slate and a lint-free rag
- Next we are going to repair the loose veneer. You can use wood glue or a quick dry gel glue. Be careful as you do this because you don't want the veneer to pop off. To get deep into the crevices you can use a razor blade or syringe. Tape down the parts where you've applied glue to apply pressure.
- Next apply wood filler with a putty knife to the areas with chips. We like a putty knife because it helps with a smooth application. After that dries, you'll sand it with 220 grit sand paper. Repeat the process until the profile of the wood filler matches the trim of the piece.
- Remove the tape once your glue is dry. Then take a lint-free rag and dust off the piece.
- Now it's time to paint! Pick your favorite color from our One Step Paint line, paint the piece, and Enjoy The Bragging Rights!