Chipped veneer dressers

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I want to refinish with paint, my mom's original bedroom set. The veneer is missing in places what to do?
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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 26, 2017
    Wood putty fill the defects, sand to level smooth the fill, prime and paint should work great.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 26, 2017
    This wood filler putty is my favorite, others are too sandy‘ some crack and are brittle and make an inconspicuous repair most difficult.
    Squeegee in some with an old gift card/or credit card allow to dry, sand if needed prime and paint.

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Dec 26, 2017
    You can patch it before refinishing it, here is a good blog article on this:

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Dec 26, 2017
    Since a veneer is a thin strip or sheet of material like wood, you can buy the same or a similar sheet to glue in place of the old material, or even go with marble or glass or tile. ☺️

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    • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 27, 2017
      You don't need to replace your veneer if you're going to paint. Just fill it in and sand it smooth. Also, veneer can be removed. Older furniture often has nice but cheaper wood underneath the veneer.

  • James Gragg James Gragg on Dec 28, 2017
    Never paint over wood veneer on an otherwise quality piece of furniture, especially an antique. If not, find some old veneer from another source, and peel apart the correct thickness you need, cut to shape and glue in place. The later wood fill stage will be easier to fill and sand. Takes a little longer this way, but you will love the finished results.