Blowout Veneer offers 3 categories of veneer on our website.
Raw Veneer – No backer on product, just the raw leaf.
Paper Backed Veneer – Raw veneer is adhered to an either 10mil or 20mil glue-paper backer, of which one side is a glue substance in which we heat up in our press and apply to one side of the veneer. The other side is paper, for that side you can apply your bonding agent you so choose to do work with.
Wood Backed Veneer– Raw veneer is adhered to a wood product backer (typically Okoume), for stability and workability.
Any raw veneer listed on our website can have a 10-mil/20-mil/wood backer applied for an additional fee. Just send us a message or give us a call first.
Application & Finishing
Thickness: (will not always be exactly correct, but relatively close)
Paper-backed veneers = 1/40”
Wood-backed veneers = 1/25”
Raw plain veneer with no backing = 1/32”-1/42”
How to cut: Generally, cut with a razor/box knife or similar tools and some type of straight edge.
How to apply: Paper-backed and wood-backed veneers are generally applied with contact cement. Raw plain veneer is applied with white or yellow wood glue and must have pressure applied while drying.
How to finish: Most any conventional finishing products can be used with veneer that is applied correctly. Staining or clear coating is fine.
Sometimes veneers have minor splits or tears in them. These are usually taped or repaired in some manner and shouldn’t impact overall quality or satisfaction. There may also be some minor wood filler used to fill cracks and other crevices that may exist. Wood products are rarely perfect and some consideration of that may be needed occasionally since this is a natural product and is rarely ever perfect.
Some sanding is usually required before finishing to prepare the surface for a finish and occasionally to remove veneer tape, splice glue, or some other imperfection.