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Here are some Special Reminders for Applying Veneer:







Use a Stiff Scraper
IT IS EXTREMELY CRITICAL to use maximum pressure when smoothing out the veneer.

DO NOT USE A "J" ROLLER to smooth out flexible veneer. Instead use a scrap piece of wood approximately 12" long and 6" wide as a veneer scraper. Lightly sand the 6" edge to take the sharpness away and create a slight radius, the smaller the radius the better as it will produce the greatest pressure. A 1/16" radius will produce 4 time more pressure than a 1/4" radius. Holding the scraper with both hands and using it like a wooden squeegee smooth out the veneer from the center outward to the edges



Have an Iron Ready
A warm iron (set between wool and cotton) may reactivate the cement and put “bubbles” down tight if enough contact cement was applied in the first place. If cement is too scant, the bubble will pop back up.

When you put the iron on the veneer, be sure to use a piece of grocery bag-type Kraft paper under it to keep the veneer face clean.

Keep the iron in motion. Never keep it in one place or you might soften the factory adhesive and cause the veneer to loosen from the backer sheet. If veneer should come loose under heat then reheat and scrape hard until the area cools down again.


Shine on It!
Shine a light cross the wood grain and quickly deal with any imperfections you see. Be satisfied all is okay before proceeding with finishing steps.

Stick to It!
Coat both surfaces with adhesive. If you spray, apply the contact cement. Do not apply dry, scant, open web patter. Lay on 100% coverage so no voids are left. Be sure to start the clock. Make certain to honor manufacturer’s instructions regarding open time.

More Helpful Veneer Hints:
Applying Veneer with Contact Cement
Applying Veneer Page 2
How to Judge Spray Adhesive Coverage
Veneer Installation Reminders
Contact Cement Troubleshooting
PSA Veneer Application Guide
Iron On Veneer / PVA Glue Method
How Veneer is Cut
Veneer Matching Techniques
Veneer Acclimation
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Glossary of Veneer Terms : M - R
Glossary of Veneer Terms : S - Z




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