Fill in the missing patch with wood filler Using your wood filler of choice, fill the space where the veneer is missing. Try to get the wood filler as flat and clean around the edges as possible. Once it’s dry, use your medium grit sandpaper ( I used 180) to sand the filler level with the surrounding veneer .
Just use some glue, masking tape and a few weights. Tip the dresser on one side if necessary so that the peeling side is facing up. Mix the powdered resin glue with water according to manufacturer’s directions. Press the laminate down into the glue with your fingers.
Scuff sand the damaged wood and right around the damaged area for the best results. Mix up a small batch of Bondo Wood Filler and spread it over the chipped veneer . Let the Bondo Wood Filler dry and then sand it down. If the veneer has a lot of wood grain in it, add some wood grain lines to your Bondo.
Sand the tabletop by hand using a fine-grit sanding sponge or sandpaper and a sanding block, working in the same direction that the wood grain runs. Sand through the finish just enough to reveal the bare veneer . Remove the finish around the tabletop edge using a fine-grit sanding sponge or sandpaper.
Veneered furniture is wood furniture that has a thin layer of decorative wood on its outer surface. Veneered furniture can be refinished like other wood furniture , as long as the veneer is not too thin, and you take care not to remove too much of the veneer when removing the old finish.
Repair loose veneer by inserting the tip of a putty knife into the crack. Clean out any loose chips or debris to allow the veneer to lay flat. Pry the flap up just enough to inject glue under it.
And just because the veneer is peeling, scratched or damaged doesn’t mean the furniture can’t be salvaged and re-styled to be beautiful again. If the veneer is in really rough shape, removing the veneer and painting or staining the wood underneath can turn your piece into a show stopper!
You can sand, prime and paint laminate as if it were a solid wood piece of furniture ! Because it’s often somewhat glossy-looking, and important to sand it down until the finish is very dull before priming. We recommend using 120 grit sandpaper for this. And, unlike real wood, it’s unnecessary to sand with the ‘grain’.
How to Fix Chipped Wood Furniture Glue down or remove all of the loose veneer. Mix up Bondo and QUICKLY spread it over the missing veneer. Let the Bondo dry for at least 30 minutes. Sand the Bondo down smooth. Apply a second coat of Bondo or fill in small imperfections with wood filler.