What to do if the veneer loosens?

When veneer peels off, you do not have to use it for firewood. Since there are very noble pieces of furniture and products with veneers, the repair can be quite worthwhile. Below we show you some ways to treat and repair veneer when it comes loose.

Restoring veneer can be well worth it

With the help of the veneer prices, it is easy to see that repairing and repairing a detached veneer can certainly be worthwhile. Very elaborate and demanding processing methods are used, such as the joining of veneers, which are also expensive and noble. Even in such a case, it is worth repairing a detached veneer.

Various techniques to repair loose veneer

Now you have several options for repairing such a veneer:

  • loosen it so that you can glue the veneer
  • Inject glue with a hypodermic needle between veneer and carrier
  • Evenly remove damaged areas and replace them with new veneer

Apply veneer again

Simply re-gluing a veneer is of course the simplest method. But it is not always sufficient to glue the detached veneer. It may even be that you need to remove the veneer - at least partially.

Then gently dissolve the veneer until it is sufficient. After the carrier and veneer underside have been cleaned and if necessary sanded off, new glue can be applied again and the veneer pressed.

Replace missing or damaged veneer with new one

In many cases, however, it is true that the veneer has already detached itself some time ago. If this is the case on a heavily used veneer (table, cabinet door, etc.), individual parts may be frayed or broken off. If the veneer is constructed so that you can buy and use a new veneer, that is a solution.

This procedure is very similar to joining in some steps, since the joints must be cut out very cleanly. Also, the butt edge (cut edge) must be mirrored when cutting. As a rule, the effort is so great and the work so demanding that you have to have the repair done by a specialist.

Resurfacing detached veneer indoors

Then there are still veneers that have arched very little on the edge or inside the veneer. Cutting up the veneer to get glue under it would, of course, be fatal. Here you can instead use a syringe that is filled with glue. Then, between the veneer and the carrier, pierce the workpiece and place the needle point in the raised area.

Do not save with the veneer glue here either

If this bubble is so far away from the edge that the needle tip is not long enough, gently prick the bladder with the needle and fill in glue. Here, too, take our advice on the wooden staircase to heart and inject generously and with sufficient glue. Of course, this also applies to simple gluing.

Tips & Tricks

In the house journal we offer you further advice and instructions for the restoration of veneers. So we explain how you can remove veneer or pickle veneer.

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