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Forum topic by danoaz posted 07-03-2015 12:10 PM 635 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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danoaz

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07-03-2015 12:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: doors veneers question maple

I am looking to replace several ugly painted closet doors and when I check on buying doors with the veneers I seem to be limited in sizes of doors that don’t fit what I need. Going custom is cost prohibitive. I am wondering if anyone has had experience putting veneer on paint grade solid core doors? Have you used the paper back veneer or did you try the peel-n-stick veneer? Any experience/knowledge with this would be appreciated.

Update – I am considering buying paint grade solid wood doors. I am not going to veneer over my current doors because they have a ugly pattern and have been painted several times.

Thanks in advance.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 07-03-2015 12:20 PM

Not with doors, but I’ve refaced a few cabinets and it works real well. A trick I got out of a book was to use non flammable contact cement on the substrate, then apply the PSA veneer directly over the contact cement. If you do this I can guarantee you it will never, ever, ever come off. My concern with your doors would be what kind of paint do they have on them. If it’s wall paint (latex) like a lot of doors have, it mat have to be completely removed…not sure it would hold the veneer, the paint itself may start peeling bringing the veneer with it. If you choose that method i mentioned, be aware: once the PSA veneer touches the contact…it’s stuck, so be careful with your alignment.

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#2 posted 07-03-2015 12:24 PM

Fred – I updated the question above, but basically I am getting new paint grade doors to veneer.

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#3 posted 07-03-2015 02:26 PM

Are these doors flat, or raised/feaux panel? If the latter, I would think the area around the panels (molding/bevel) would be difficult to veneer. What species/look are you trying to achieve?

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#4 posted 07-03-2015 02:28 PM

I am going to get flat slabs of solid doors and putting a maple veneer on them.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#5 posted 07-03-2015 02:50 PM

I’ve done it a few times. I don’t have vacuum bags so I spray contact cement. I prefer the wood on wood veneer.
This is the same veneer as the paper backed veneer only the backer is wood instead of paper. To me it’s a better product over the paper back.
I’ll post a picture of a door later tonight when I get home.

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#6 posted 07-03-2015 03:36 PM

With new doors (flat ones) what you want to do would be a breeze…....

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#7 posted 07-03-2015 10:54 PM

Here is one I did with a glass insert.

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