What is a paper-backed veneer?

Paper-backed veneer is exactly what the name implies. It’s a real wood veneer permanently bonded to a paper backing. This backing is applied to keep intact the individual wood veneers used to make up the full width of the sheet. The paper backing is generally available in a 10 and a 20 mil thickness.

How do you use paper-backed veneer?

Always cut your veneer slightly larger than the substrate. You’ll trim it to size after it’s applied. For a 25-1/2” x 84” countertop, you might want to cut your veneer to 26-1/2” x 85.” Apply a thin, even coat of contact adhesive to the backing and the substrate. Wait a few minutes for the adhesive to get tacky.

What is phenolic backed veneer?

Phenolic back veneer is made up of wood veneer layed up on impregnated phenolic resin, which is similar to the backing on high-pressure plastic laminate. In addition, phenolic back flexible veneers are generally thick enough that they can cover surfaces that have minor imperfections or have slight unevenness.

How do you protect wood veneer?

How to Protect Wood Veneer Desks & Tables

  1. Use desk pads and coasters. Writing on a piece of paper directly over your veneer conference table or desk can irreparably damage the beautiful surface.
  2. Keep your desk or table out of direct sunlight.
  3. Add a glass top.
  4. Clean your desk or table regularly.

What is phenolic board?

A phenolic board refers to a flat wooden sheet that has been soaked in phenolic resin. Due to the phenolic coating, the boards are moisture- and water-resistant, allowing them to be used in damp environments and spaces such as toilets and bathrooms.

What means phenolic?

phenolic. noun. Definition of phenolic (Entry 2 of 2) 1 : a usually thermosetting resin or plastic made by condensation of a phenol with an aldehyde and used especially for molding and insulating and in coatings and adhesives.

Can you put polyurethane over veneer?

Unlike lacquer or alkyd varnish, polyurethane is a plastic, and that fact becomes obvious when you spread it too thick. While it is best to spray polyurethane onto a veneer, you can also do it with a brush or rag. It is best to build it up in thin coats, sanding each coat when it dries and recoating before it cures.

Does veneer scratch easily?

Scratches Easily. Veneer is durable overall, but it is more susceptible to scratching than other furniture materials. You may want to skip veneer in high-traffic areas or in kids’ rooms, where they are likely to get scratched or dented.

How do you glue veneer back on wood?

Reglue the veneer by spreading ordinary white or cream-colored woodworker’s glue into the crack with a toothpick or an artists’ palette knife. Hardware stores also carry glue-filled syringes made for this purpose. Press the veneer down and release it several times to spread the glue.

What’s the difference between paper backed veneer and wood veneer?

Paper-backed veneer is a real wood veneer permanently bonded to a paper backing. This backing is applied to keep intact the individual wood veneers used to make up the full width of the sheet.

Do you need a scraper to apply paper backed veneer?

The process of applying a paper-backed veneer with contact cement or PSA requires the use of a scraper tool which can smear or scratch the finish. In most cases the veneer will need to be trimmed after it has been applied to the project surface.

What’s the thickness of a 10 mil backed veneer?

Generally speaking, the actual wood part of a paperbacked veneer is .015″ but the thickness can vary based on the amount of finish sanding done at the factory. The factory sands each veneer sheet until it is perfectly smooth. A 10 mil backed veneer is used when the substrate is smooth and flat.

What kind of veneer does Anderson plywood use?

Anderson Plywood carries in stock over a 40 species of hardwood veneers in both 4′ x 8′ paperback and 2′ x 8′ PSA (peel and stick). For true versatility, nothing compares to the natural beauty of our premium hardwood veneer.