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use veneer, without the pressure sensitive backing, you'll
need to follow these additional steps. Follow Steps 1. and
2. above, Next:
With a paint roller or good quality brush, apply adhesive
evenly and smoothly to the entire surface to be covered or,
with spray contact cement apply per manufacturer's direction.
Always work in well ventilated areas. Allow drying time according
to the manufacturer's instructions. Next, test with a piece
of paper; if paper doesn't stick or pull adhesive, the adhesive
is dry. Apply a second coat only for very porous surfaces.
Apply adhesive evenly and smoothly to the entire backside
of the veneer sheet. Allow 10-15 minutes to set up. Test as
in Step 3. A very slight tack will allow workability.
Use a slip sheet (heavy craft paper) if the surface to be
covered is more than 6"x 36". Cut the slip sheet larger than
the veneer sheet. Place slip sheet over the surface to be
Place the veneer sheet on top of the slip sheet. (If you're
not using a slip sheet, place the veneer sheet directly on
the surface to be covered.) Position the veneer sheet to overhang
all edges to the surface to be covered.
Carefully move the slip sheet about 5" at a time from under
Use a fiber board knife and firm pressure to smooth the veneer
with the grain. Do not use a metal scraper or wood block.
Us a warm iron (set between wool and cotton setting) to reactivate
the adhesive, if needed. Always place heavy paper on the veneer
and keep the iron moving. Do not apply pressure
to areas where slip sheet (if used) has not been removed.
Wait 15 minutes. Next, with a razor, sharp chisel (sharp side
down) or knife, trip edges with the grain.
Allow at least 24 hours for the adhesive to dry.
Using 220-grit sandpaper, lightly sand the veneer with the
grain. Wipe clean, and apply finish.
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