How to Remove Teak Veneer

Apr 12th

Teak Veneer – Removing old wooden veneer on most antique furniture is easier than for furniture made in the last fifty years or so, depending on what type of glue is used to glue veneers to the surface. Hiding glue is primarily used for antiques, and although very strong it does not fit well with water and heat-making it easier to compromise. Modern glue tabs can be quite difficult to remove, although removal method is the same for both. You will have a much easier time if you remove hide glue.

Teak Veneer Simple
Teak Veneer Simple


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Examine Teak Veneer carefully. If you see an area where the fa├žade is already peeling up, start there. Heat the edge of the tabs to further loosen it by softening the glue. Place filler under the edge of the tabs. Bend and lift as you apply additional heat, move along this way remove the old facade. Use a steam iron if you have problems with the heat gun method. Get iron well and warm, place a cloth between tabs and iron, and move the iron in a circular motion over the play to loosen it. Follow the packing spade. When all the vials are lifted, completely clean the surface of all glue residues with water and scrape. Allow the surface to dry well before grinding. Repair rinses or scratches before applying a new facade.

Tips and warnings

For tricky pieces, try using water directly between Teak Veneer and surfaces by spraying in hot steam from the steam iron. Do not use a cloth between the iron and the tabs can destroy your iron for common purposes.