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PSA veneer buckling problem -- need advice

by Wade Campbell
posted 10-13-2018 11:03 PM


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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 10-13-2018 11:40 PM

Don’t know what to tell you.
I have use a fair amount of PSA veneer. I use it for the exposed end panel in kitchen cabinets matching the wood of the face frames. Never had a problem with it. Did you follow the instructions for applying the veneer? Was the surface of the door sealed? PSA is not supposed to go over raw wood.

How did you apply pressure to the veneer? Hopefully not with a roller like you would do with HLP (Formica)

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 10-14-2018 05:12 AM

Chances are that you didn’t apply enough pressure when you applied it. it’s called pressure sensitive adhesive for a reason. You should use a veneer hammer or veneer scraper to apply the pressure and make at least 2 passes over the entire surface. Failing to seal the substrate or moisture can also cause problems.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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AlaskaGuy

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#3 posted 10-14-2018 05:44 AM

Toward the bottom of the page shows a veneer scraper and a pattern of applying pressure.

https://www.veneersupplies.com/products/Veneer-Scraper-for-Backed-Veneers.html

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Wade Campbell

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#4 posted 10-14-2018 03:24 PM

Yes, I sealed the door prior to applying the PSA veneer, and I used a veneer scraper to apply pressure. It all looked great for a week or two..

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#5 posted 10-14-2018 05:09 PM

Back to square one, don’t know what to tell you. They claim you can use any finish on it.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Lazyman

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#6 posted 10-16-2018 03:07 PM

Any idea how old the veneer was? Just wondering if the adhesive went bad or perhaps was exposed to extreme heat somewhere along the way. I did a quick search and found one reference to a 2-year shelf life which doesn’t seem very long to me. Temperature and humidity can also play a role, especially at the time of application.

Just thinking out loud.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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