Filling Of Holes In Wood Veneer Paneling
- Procedure code:
- National Capitol Region Specifications - Cohen Building
- Wood and Plastics
- Architectural Woodwork
- Last Modified:
FILLING OF HOLES IN WOOD VENEER PANELING
A. This procedure includes guidance on filling minor holes
in wood veneer paneling such as those caused by the
removal of picture nails or electrical conduit.
B. 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. Mohawk Finishing
B. Woodshop Products LLC.
NOTE: Chemical products are sometimes sold under a common
name. This usually means that the substance is not as pure as
the same chemical sold under its chemical name. The grade of
purity of common name substances, however, is usually adequate
for stain removal work, and these products should be purchased
when available, as they tend to be less expensive. Common
names are indicated below by an asterisk (*).
A. Wood Filler: Paste wood filler shall be blended silica in
aromatic mineral spirits solvent with an alkyd resin
base, color as required to match original stain, such as
(Mohawk Finishing, Inc.), or approved equal.
NOTE: USE OF WOOD FILLER WITH LINSEED OIL VEHICLE MAY
CAUSE WHITE SPOTS IN LACQUER FINISH COAT OR INHIBIT ITS
B. Sanding Sealer: Lacquer based sanding sealer, formulated
for brushing, composed of products compatible with
veneer, such as (Mohawk Finishing, Inc.), or
C. Surfacing Putty: Duratite or approved equal
D. Benzene (C6H6):
1. A colorless, volatile, flammable, toxic, liquid,
aromatic hydrocarbon used in organic synthesis, as
a solvent and as a motor fuel.
2. Other chemical or common names include Benzol;
Benzole; Phene; Phenyl hydride; Coal naphtha*; Motor
3. Potential Hazards: FLAMMABLE.
4. Available from automotive supply distributor,
chemical supply house, dry cleaning supply
distributor, hardware store or paint store.
5. Benzene and benzine should not be confused.
Benzene is a distinct chemical compound obtained
from coal tar. Benzine is a mixture of aromatic
hydrocarbons of similar boiling points derived from
E. Steel wool (0000)
F. Cloths: Soft, clean, and lint free
G. Clean, potable water
A. Soft, Natural Bristle Brush
A. Protection: All surfaces adjacent to wood being repaired
shall be protected during cleaning and the surface
restoration process. All damaged items shall be corrected
by the Contractor at no expense to the Government.
B. Surface Preparation:
1. Gently clean surface to be repaired. See 06400-01-
R for guidance on the periodic maintenance of wood
2. Lightly sand deteriorated finishes.
3. Make sure that all wood surfaces are clean and
4. Fill all gouges and scratches with compatible
surface putty color matched to stain. Sand smooth.
5. Re-adhere small areas of delaminated veneer using a
polyvinyl acetate (PVA) glue.
3.02 ERECTION, INSTALLATION, APPLICATION
A. Thin wood filler to a consistency of heavy cream with
B. Apply filler with a brush.
C. After it has uniformly turned to a dull appearance,
remove all traces with a burlap rag wiped across the
D. Allow surface to dry at least 24 hours.
E. Rub with 0000 steel wool and wipe with a tack rag.
F. Apply one coat of sanding sealer.
A. Wipe woodwork with soft cloth dampened with clear water.
B. Promptly wipe dry, rubbing in direction of grain.
C. Polish by dry-rubbing with soft, dry cloth.
END OF SECTION