Bamboo Warehouse offer not only Bamboo flooring, fencing and doors, but also Bamboo Veneers, which opens up a whole other world of possibilities in the design and décor realm. A cost-effective option to giving an old piece of furniture or countertop is a Bamboo Veneer makeover. Bamboo Warehouse shows just how easy it is to do this in this Table Restoration Tutorial on their website.
Before you get started, it’s important to measure the area you intend to cover and make sure that you have enough bamboo veneer. Then you need to prepare the surface by removing any grit, grime, dirt or old paint and varnish. This can easily be done with a light sanding and then a wipe with acetone. Next on the agenda is to cut the Bamboo Veneer to the shape and size of the surface you will be covering.
Once this is done, you apply a contact adhesive such as genkem to both the Bamboo Veneer and the surface. Be very careful at this point to make sure that you apply an even, thin layer of glue so as to avoid any bumps or bubbles. Wait the allotted time as prescribed in the adhesive instructions (usually about 5-6 minutes or until touch dry) and then carefully place the bamboo veneer onto the surface.
Thoroughly smooth and apply pressure to the veneer to make sure that it makes contact with the table surface in all areas. You can then finish off your DIY makeover project with either a spray or oil finish, or leave it as is in all its natural beauty depending on your preference.
For more information on Bamboo Veneers from Bamboo Warehouse, go to www.bamboowarehouse.co.za