Wow, this was very simple, strong bond and somewhat forgiving. This is the best way to go if your just getting started veneering or just want to try it.
First mix up some glue 9 parts glue 1 part water, I used a glue bottle that we had in the shop and marked it so i could just fill up to the line.
Then place your veneer on a flat surface, good face down. There is no need to wet the face for the glue will flatten it for the most part.
Get a comfortable sized foam roller (I used a 4 inch roller, it worked fine) to roll on the glue.
Roll the glue on so its a smooth even coat, wait for it to be dry to the touch, should take about 15-10 min
After that I put about 3 coats of glue on the veneer and plywood.
IMPORTANT: Sand lightly with 120 grit, to smooth out the dust particles, also, I put a little bit of extra glue on the edges.
Now comes the fun part!
To apply, grab a iron, the kind you iron clothes with, and star in the middle bottom edge of your plywood then go back and forth smoothly pushing any air out from between the wood, go at a slow to medium pace.
Then iron down your other side.
As for removal, i found slightly sharpening a putty knife and heating it on the iron did a pretty good job removing the veneer if i made mistakes.
The nice thing about veneering with PVA glue, is if you get tired or have to run somewhere, it can wait, it doesn’t get sticky until you reactivate it with the iron. If you have any questions just ask, hope this will encourage you to try this. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY THOSE SPECIAL HEAT ACTIVATED GLUES, THIS WORKS THE SAME AND IS CHEAPER.