Mrs. Fixit: Sanding Veneer

May 16, 2010 6:40:04 AM PDT
This veneer tabletop has scratches, paint splotches, glitter glue and gouges, but it's not a lost cause, a little sanding can bring it back, but take care, veener can be damaged easily. I'll show you how.

Veneer is a thin layer of wood so you need to be exremely careful when you're repairing it.

Wrap a piece of fine sandpaper around a sanding block and gently sand in the direction of the grain.

Although it may be faster you don't want to use a power sander on veneer because it could easily break through that think veneer and damage it more.

If you have any crevices or lips around the table use an emery board to clear them out.

Once you've sanded the whole surface, wipe it down with a tack cloth to remove the dust and check to see if you were able to remove all of the damage.

Repeat the sanding with a two twenty grit sandpaper to give you a super smooth finish.

Once all of the damage has been removed you may need to apply a couple of coats of stain and lacquer to finish the job. I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!