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Can I paint/stain veneer?

I am refinishing an old tredle sewing machine -the veneer has bubbled off an i want to replace it,  How to I apply new veneer.  I see the one I can purchase from Lowe's is Iron on but cannot determine how the wood veneer from home depot is applied


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Posted 2013-08-10T20:36:54+0000  by simpli123 simpli123

Hey simpli123,


Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!


Some veneers, like the one you purchased from Lowes can be ironed on, but most I have found can be adhered to the subtrate they are going onto with contact cement. I couldn't find the exact veneer you would looking for, would you mind giving us a SKU or a link, since I can't find it.


Let us know what type of veneer you want, and we can go from there.


Posted 2013-10-02T19:11:13+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL

Hello simpli123!


Can you paint or stain veneer?





You would use an oil-based primer, tinted to be similar to your new color; allow to dry about two-hours and coat with your paint of choice.



You would use PolyShades, stain and polyurethane in-one; lightly sand original surface with 220-grit; and apply two coats of Polyshades about six-hours apart.



Most veneer comes with peel-and-stick adhesive; simply peel-and-stick ... making very certain the veneer is exactly aligned the first time (you will not be able to remove or adjust once stuck).

Pat InPaint

Posted 2013-10-03T17:48:10+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

thank you PatinPaint!  that is a huge help

Posted 2013-10-04T00:48:05+0000  by simpli123
You are so welcome simpli123!

Anytime you need accurate, detailed information, come back to The Community and we'll get you the best answer available.

Pat InPaint
Posted 2015-11-19T23:14:54+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
Should you decide to paint, simpli123, take time to review this "How To" video.

It will help you with sheen selection.

Watch Our How-To Video

Posted 2015-12-03T22:40:31+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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