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How to remove veneer top from antique table with water damage.?

We used this table for an acquarium (like dummies) and guess what? It leaked. Yes we had water damage. Bubbling of veneer and chiping off of pieces and it looks like wood underneath is bowed up in that area. I want to take off the veneer and paint it white and use it for a desk in my office to place my pc on. Any suggestions??

Asked By: jjn3000 - 9/27/2007
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Removing old veneer from a workpiece can be a nightmare or relatively easy undertaking. This all depends on what type of glue was used to bond the veneer to the surface. The veneer on most antique pieces was originally bonded with hide glue and although very strong, has little resistance to heat and water... More
Answered By: fraser w - 9/27/2007
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heat gun and a putty knife lots of elbow grease then plenty of sandpaper to smooth it all down.
Answered By: electric buddha - 9/27/2007
 
Veneer is thin-paper thin.Sand it down and paint it.It wont take much to sand through the veneer with an orbital sander.
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Answered By: snowman - 9/27/2007
 
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