How do I easily remove veneer to paint?

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  • William William on Aug 31, 2018

    Veneer what and paint what?

  • Ted Rowland Ted Rowland on Aug 31, 2018

    Veneer, or laminate involves to different materials. The easiest way is with dry ice and a scraper. It will crystallize the glue. Get some small wood slats as well. With insulated gloves, and leaving the ice in an ope plastic bag, sit it on the veneer near an edge, as you let it sit for about 2 min., theen move it forward, and slide your scraper under the veneer. place wooden slats to prevent re-gluing and continue. The other method involves removing the finish first with a heavy bodied stripper, then using lacquer thinner, in a squirt bottle, and the same method with the scraper and wooden slats. I hope this helps.

  • Heje Heje on Aug 31, 2018

    scraping it off with a sharp edged scraper also works well. Sanding can take off the glue that is left.

  • William William on Sep 01, 2018

    If the veneer is in good shape. No bubbles. separation. You can paint directly over it. Cracks can be filled with wood putty and sanded smooth. Prime with Kilz and Paint. Seal with at least three coats of a water based paint.

    Paint table

    If you must remove the veneer

  • Jamie Jamie on Sep 04, 2018

    Denise, hometalk has several projects listed for removal of veneer. Here are just a few of them:

    If you need more, just type veneer removal in the search bar. Good luck with your table.