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Old 13-07-2017, 03:35   #1
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Wood Veneer chips and scratches

Our Beneteau Oceanis 41 has quite a few chips and scratches on the wood/veneer surround of the galley counter. Can anyone offer ideas for a DIY repair/cover-up. The veneer colour is mahogany.
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Re: Wood Veneer chips and scratches

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bob.
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Our Beneteau Oceanis 41 has quite a few chips and scratches on the wood/veneer surround of the galley counter. Can anyone offer ideas for a DIY repair/cover-up. The veneer colour is mahogany.
Thanks for any advice
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Photos may get you better advice.

I would try a light sand with fine paper followed by wiping over with a mahogany oil based wood stain. Light sand with steel wool, clean and re-coat with estoppel. That might give you results that you can live with - minimal work / mess.
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Re: Wood Veneer chips and scratches

I'll get some pictures and put them on here, in the meantime thanks for the advice.
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Re: Wood Veneer chips and scratches

As you say, it's veneer. One of the best ways is to replace the veneer with new veneer. If the chipped edges are jagged, using a straightedge score lines around the chip (you only need to go as deep as the veneer) and remove the old veneer so you have straight sides. Place masking tape over the area and use a pencil to mark your edges on the tape. Peel the tape off and place the tape on your new veneer. Cut the new veneer according to your lines. You should now have a new piece that fits the chipped area. Rough up the wood where the chip is so the glue will have good adherence and be sure to clean the area good with thinner before gluing. Wait until dry and put the glue (definitely non-water based wood glue on a boat) in the chip area and place the new veneer in the spot. Clamp it until the glue is dry. If you can't clamp it because of the location, if it's on a flat/semi-flat surface place something on it (doesn't need to be supper heavy, only 1-2#s and use wax paper between your clamp/weight). If you can't place something on it, use the tape to hold it down as well as possible. Follow up with sanding to smooth the joints and the varnish to match.

Because of the wood grain, you need enough new veneer to try to match the flow of the grain as well as possible (so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb when you are done). For bigger chips you may find it best to use a chisel by hand only to remove a larger section of the old veneer for better matching of the grain. And of course, if you currently have mahogany, use mahogany as the replacement.
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Re: Wood Veneer chips and scratches

If you visit a good hardware store, there will be a section with stains,burn sticks,colored putty, ect., it's a specialty craft, with some experimenting on some scrap, you can do some repairs that will be acceptable, or if it's to badly damaged, the only fix is to replace, this entails removing the original surface, but not necessarily so, it's possible to glue down new veneer over the old, it's all about making patterns and cutting the new and glueing down.
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Read up on furniture repair. A steam iron and cloth....

The veneer is incredibly thin... before you sand try everything else.
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