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Fixing damaged paint of dinning table with wood veneer

by LS00722
posted 08-22-2016 05:56 PM


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DerekJ

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 06:27 PM

If you want it to look like natural wood when you refinish it, you need to sand it down until there is no more stain color in the wood. Depending on the thickness of the veneer, it can be difficult to sand the stain out without sanding through the veneer.

If you’re willing to paint it instead of stain it, you can just sand enough to get through the finish on the table. Most likely, the table has a lacquer or polyurethane protective finish on top of the veneer. Paint will not easily stick to that, so you need to sand down so it has a wood surface to bond to.

Without more pictures it’s tough to see how thick the veneer is to know what type of sandpaper to recommend.

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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