Refinishing Won’t Loosen Veneer
When stripping finish off veneer, is there any danger of the stripper soaking through and loosening the glue?
Ron Davies, Montpelier, VT
As long as the veneer is in good condition, then I wouldn’t expect any problems no matter what type of glue was used to bond the veneer. I suggest using a methylene-chloride-based stripper, like Zip-Strip, because strippers of this type work fast and are easy to use. It’s best to work outdoors on a warm day (60° or warmer), either in the shade or under cloud cover. After the finish is stripped, clean the surface with lacquer thinner and a Scotch-Brite pad to remove any residual stripper.