Instructions for paper backed
Step 1, Preparation
Before installation, allow veneer to acclimate for 24 hours at the installation location under normal conditions. The surface must be smooth, clean and free of grease or other contaminants. Cut the veneer oversize approximately 1/4" larger than the area to be covered.
Step 2, Application
In this case, a water-based contact cement or solvent can be used. It is recommended to apply two layers of glue to each surface, and wait long enough to ensure that all areas are dry before placing the surfaces in contact with each other. Place a piece of packaging paper between the surface being covered and the veneer. Once the veneer is in place, slightly remove the paper to allow the centre of the sheet to stick while continuing to apply pressure. Continue slowly, gradually pulling out the paper separator while making sure that no air pockets form under the veneer. Use a J-roller to apply pressure on the veneer.
Step 3, Trimming
After allowing the veneer to dry for a few hours, check for air bubbles by shining a light across the wood grain. (If you see bubble), eliminate air bubbles by making an incision in them, and then using a hot iron to reactivate the glue. Press down firmly to rebond. Using a sharp knife, carefully follow the edge of the sheet.
Step 4, Finishing
Since the surface of the veneer sheet is pre-sanded at the factory, only a light sanding with fine sandpaper is required for the edges. (Do not sand pre-finished veneers). The trimmed edges of the pre-varnished veneer must be touched up using a varnish pencil. Unvarnished veneers must be treated with a layer of sealant, a stain if required, and one or two coats of varnish, according to the finishing manufacturer's instructions.
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