For a depression-era piece of furniture, the veneer is a common part to be damaged due to moisture, water or wear. When this happens, the veneer bubbles, warps or can easily chip as the glue that normally keeps the veneer in place is softened. Today I’m sharing what is needed for repairing bubbled or chipped veneer before painting a dresser.
Here is what the vintage dresser looked like before:
In this video I will share what tools I used to remove loose veneer, what wood filler I use and the technique and tools I use to spread the wood filler out and get a perfectly smooth finish, ready for paint.
Here is a little before and after shot:
And this is what the dresser looked like in the light after I painted it:
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