Painting unfinished coffee table

kaatluvrAugust 18, 2013

Hello, I have an older unfinished wood coffee table that has a veneer top. The veneer is chipped and lifting in areas. I want to paint the table. I know I can fill in the chipped areas with wood filler and then sand. What should I use to glue back the lifted veneer? Also, what primer and paint would you recommend? I want the finish to look distressed, maybe black, with parts of the raw wood exposed along edges etc. thanks for any advice!

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Glue and clamp the loose veneer on. I would use Elmer's wood glue. Is this the look you're going for ? If it is let me know and I'll tell you what I used. I used an red under my black but you can leave it out.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 8:51AM
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Yes, that's the look I'm going for, but with the natural wood color showing. Thanks for your help!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 9:58PM
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