Repairing Damaged Wood Veneer
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- Developed For Hspg (Nps - Sero)
- Wood and Plastics
- Wood Ornaments
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REPAIRING DAMAGED WOOD VENEER
A. This procedure includes guidance on making repairs to
loose, blistered or missing interior wood veneer.
B. Interior wood veneer may become damaged as a result of
moisture seeping under the surface.
C. See 01100-07-S for general project guidelines to be
reviewed along with this procedure. These guidelines
cover the following sections:
1. Safety Precautions
2. Historic Structures Precautions
4. Quality Assurance
5. Delivery, Storage and Handling
6. Project/Site Conditions
7. Sequencing and Scheduling
8. General Protection (Surface and Surrounding)
These guidelines should be reviewed prior to performing
this procedure and should be followed, when applicable,
along with recommendations from the Regional Historic
Preservation Officer (RHPO).
A. Wood glue
B. Waxed paper
C. Solvent to remove old glue - such as a commercial
D. Wood veneer patch to match type and grain of original
E. Hot, damp rags to loosen veneer
A. Knife to slice or cut veneer
C. Putty knife to pry end veneer
D. Pencil or knife to trace patch shape onto damaged veneer
A. Surface Preparation: Mask or cover adjacent surfaces and
permanent equipment during repair and maintenance.
Coverings must be adhered without adhesive tape or nails.
Impervious sheeting that produces condensation shall not
3.02 ERECTION, INSTALLATION, APPLICATION
A. For Loose or Blistered Wood Veneer:
1. Slice an opening parallel to veneer.
2. Work glue under blister with flexible knife. Press
blister flat and remove excess glue.
3. Clamp until glue sets. Use wood blocking when
clamping to protect veneer surface. Place a sheet
of waxed paper between veneer and wood blocking to
prevent gluing blocking to veneer.
4. For veneer edges, pry up end slightly with putty
knife. Remove all old glue and debris from under
edge and reglue as above.
1. To remove old glue, score residue with knife;
sponge on solution of commercial wallpaper
2. Allow to soak into adhesive until residue has
softened; remove with a putty knife.
3. If adhesive is water soluble, a wallpaper
steamer may be used to soften the adhesive.
B. For Missing Wood Veneer:
1. Locate a patch from an inconspicuous area or new
stock. Make patch slightly larger than damaged
area and match color and grain direction.
2. Loosen with moisture or heat or both. Cut
irregularly shaped patch, preferably along grain
3. Trace shape of patch onto veneer area to be
repaired and cut out damaged veneer area. Glue
patch in place and clamp as above.
END OF SECTION