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Steps To Refinish Wood Veneer Furniture

Veneer sheets are decorative layers of wood, sliced into 3mm thin layers that are glued onto substrates to produce flat panels. They have an array of uses in both commercial and residential settings and are also a preferred furniture finish. Decowood Veneer sheets from Greenlam Industries are high-quality and manufactured according to the highest industry-standards, guaranteeing aesthetic beauty, longevity, durability, affordability, easy installation and maintenance, and a host of other desirable qualities and benefits. Veneer surfacing will last a very long time and can even be refinished to give it new life when it dulls with time. In this post, we share some of the steps to refinishing wood veneer surfaces.

1. Assess Damage

Veneer sheets can be damaged in a variety of ways. It is important to assess the damaged area to establish the nature of damage and also chart the best way forward. Sometimes repairing will require steps such as sanding and a fresh coat of finish to smoothen the surface and an assessment will tell you what you need. After assessing the damage, move the damaged furniture to an outdoor location where you can work. If the damaged veneer surfaces are on walls, floors, and other fitted furniture, you might want to consider clearing the rooms.

2. Repair Damaged Areas

Damage to veneer sheets can be due to exposure to water, scratches, or chipping away. Water damage is easily noticeable with the forming of bubbles, and the repair process amounts to sanding the surface area to remove the veneer’s finish. For detached or loose veneers, you must use veneer patches to glue it back. You have to clamp any veneer pieces applied to vertical surfaces to keep them in place.

3. Refine Veneer Surface

When you have completed patching and gluing veneer sheets, the surface will usually look uneven. You must remove the old finish to give the surfaces an even new coat. The thickness of your wood veneer sheets will help you determine the best approach. For thinner veneers, you will usually need to remove the finish with light rubbing liquids such as lacquer thinner. You can sand thicker wooden veneers to get an even surface.

4. Apply Vanish

The last step to give wood veneer surfaces that new and even look is to apply varnish paint. Make sure the surface is even and smooth and use a non-abrasive sponge to clean any residual dust or particles. Wash the surface with a degreasing cleaner, when done wipe with any remaining cleaning liquid with a clean and dry cloth, then let the surface dry for up to 24 hours. When satisfied that the surface is clean and even, you can now apply primer and chalk paint accordingly.

Related: 4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Decorative Veneers

Wrap Up

Refinishing decorative veneer surfaces helps keep them in the best shape and also last longer. Greenlam Industries offers you a huge range of options when looking for the best wood veneer pieces to transform your living or working spaces. To learn more about available options, call +91 11 4279 1399 or write to us at info@greenlam.com. You can also send us a message by filling out this form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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