Basically, this type of furniture is made up of low cost material like plywood or fiberboard and is then coated with the most superior quality decorative woods like maple, mahogany, hardwood, etc. Veneer furniture is made to resemble solid wood furniture but the upside is that it is relatively cheaper.
Materials Required: sandpaper, putty knife, glue, all-purpose filler, paint, primer, paint brushes and rollers. Cover up the floor of the work area with newspaper in order to protect the floor from paint drips.
Remove attached hardware like pulls, knobs or hinges. To remove the dirt and grime from the furniture, use a soapy solution made of mild detergent and water. Then wash off the soap with plain water. Let the excess water on the wood surface dry thoroughly and then sand the surface.
A fine grit sandpaper is most suitable for wood veneer. Rub the sandpaper gently on the surface. After you finish sanding, wipe off the sanded dust and debris from the furniture with the help of a tack cloth.
Lightly sand the primed surface so that formation of ridges can be eliminated. If required, apply one more coat of primer. Each coat should be applied only after the previous coat is dry and sanded.