The easy way to remove veneering?

This afternoon I was working on a piece; getting it ready to paint one of my favorite colors.  I noticed the veneering had started separating from the piece.

Depending on the level of separation, removing the veneering can go pretty quickly, or it can be a pain. If you’re stuck and can’t get the old veneering off, try this technique – it’s quick and easy. Leave a comment to let me know how it went for you, or if you have a different solution to the problem!

remove old veneering

So I grabbed my handy dandy water spray bottle and scraper.

remove old veneering water bottle

I sprayed the veneering liberally.  I waited a minute or two and then grabbed my scraper.

spray the old veneer to remove it

Most came off very easily.  The tough spot just need a little more soaking time and I need just a little more patience.

scraping old veneering

The water simply dampens the old glue causing it to separate.

get the tough spots

Carefully pull and scrape and voila!!!!

Now all that’s left is to clean up the mess.

Be careful – splinters possible!!!

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