Original Marquetry Ltd Guides
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Marquetry Panel Gluing Guide
Please Note: That the marquetry panels are made with 0.6mm veneers and are brittle & delicate, please keep under a press, Clamps or weights to keep flat until ready to use, keep in a dry & cool area.
In the square Marquetry panels, allow 10mm or more of the background around the marquetry itself, these panels can be easily placed into your veneer assembly with the help of inlay bandings.
Oval & Round Marquetry Panels including fans, corners & quadrant are all supplied with a line around and can easily be placed into your veneer assembly.
Your Marquetry Panel comes ready with wood filler applied.
Make sure area to be glued is dry and clean.
Glue the veneer tape side upper most.
Depending on glue place under a press or clamps for the time your glue states.
Once dry veneer tape can be removed by slightly damping & scraping off.
Now your marquetry is ready for you to sand, seal & polish.
Note: This information is based on our best current knowledge & is intended as a general guide to product performance. It is not a warranty or specification & customers must determine that the material is suited to their particular purpose before use.
Glue Film Heat Activated Guide
This is basically a hot melt EVA adhesive, and is supplied as on thin film backing paper.
It melts at a relatively low temperature of around 100°c, heat can be applied from an iron, hot air blower, heated press etc.
It can be applied either by peeling off the paper and laying in position or it can be tacked in position by applying heat through the backing paper.
Extremely convenient for veneering & other uses where a thin coating of glue is required.
Prepare the area to be glued making sure it is dry & clean
Remove the glue film from the backing paper.
Lay the glue film on your piece of work to be glued then place your veneer on top, making sure that the veneer is good quality & flat.
Using the backing paper the glue film came with place that on the very top.
Using your iron at the correct temperature you can now start to iron pushing down with a veneer hammer ,do not over heat or keep going over the same piece.
Please Note: This information is based on our best current knowledge & is intended as a general guide to product performance. It is not a warranty or specification & customers must determine that the material is suited to their particular purpose before use.
Veneer Tape Guide
Cut amount of veneer tape needed from roll, keep veneer tape roll away from water.
Place a small sponge in a dish and run the veneer tape over it ( just like when sticking a stamp on an envelope) gluing down quickly.
Place the veneer tape on your veneer rubbing your hand down over it with a small amount of pressure to make sure it has glued down, with a cloth remove excess water, repeat process and slightly overlap the next strip of veneer tape.
Once veneer tape has covered your veneer place under strong pressure or clamps for at least 8 hours or more.
Once you have glued your veneer down with the veneer tape uppermost, it can be removed by slightly dampening the veneer tape and scraping off.
Now your veneer is ready for you to sand, seal, polish, and finish.
Polishing Kit Method
The Easy Method with a Great Result
Sand the veneer in stages, working with the grain where possible.
Using a 240 Grit high quality sand paper to finish your veneered piece.
Ensure all areas to be coated are free from grease and are sanded prior to application.
1. Sand Your Finished Piece
2. Apply Super Shellac Sealer 2 or 3 Coats with a cloth
3. Let The Coats Dry, Then Rub Down with Fine Steel Wool.
4. Apply Super Transparent Polish 2 or 3 Coats.
5. Once Dry Rub Down Using The Fine Steel Wool.
6. Apply Super Wax Light Polish Using A cloth with A Generous Amount Of Super Wax Polish.
7. Buff With A Woollen Cloth.
Please Note: The More Coates You Apply The More Shine It Gives.