Veneer on furniture… It’s a love/hate relationship.
When it is done correctly it can be beautiful,
when it’s chipping or peeling it becomes ugly and unattractive.
That’s when a decision must be made…
Do I pitch it?
Throw it in the next bonfire?
Pull out hairs on my head trying to figure out how to fix it?
I am here to tell you… It can be fixed, and trust me,
you don’t want to pull those grey hairs out…
we all know what happens when they are pulled.
(I guess I am speaking for myself here).
This is an easy solution for furniture that is going to be painted.
Let me show you how to
Fix Chipped Veneer the Easy Way.
Here is the little beauty that I started with…
As they looked and passed her by,
I swarmed around like a hawk waiting for it’s prey.
They looked at this…
and that was the deal-breaker.
That’s when I dove in…
and grabbed that Goodwill pricetag before the next person could.
I knew this was an easy fix.
Here’s what you will need…
Automotive Body Filler
Disposable utensil and plate
Bondo Spreader or Metal Scraper
Protective Gear (Latex Gloves, Goggles, Ventilator Mask)
Let me show you how it’s done…
Start by taping around the area that needs a defined edge.
Prepare the Automotive Body Filler.
This can contains filler or putty and a hardening agent.
Place a generous amount of filler on a disposable plate.
Next add a small amount of hardener
This is where you have to move FAST!
The hardening agent is bonding and hardens quickly!
Once it is blended completely,
add a generous amount to the surface with the damage.
Quickly thin out the body filler with a Bondo Spreader or Metal Scraper.
Once thinned and scraped the piece should look something like this.
Once removed, skim around the perimeter to remove any
dried putty hanging over the edge.
Now it’s time to sand down the putty to create a hard, smooth surface.
Here is the finished drawer.
Now it is ready to be cleaned up, primed, and painted.
Check back to see this little gem become beautiful again.
The rain has kept me from finishing this piece,
but I will share with you as soon as it is complete.
Have you experienced the chipped veneer dilemma?
Did you fix it or throw in the towel?
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