Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question you would like to ask which isn't included in our frequently asked question below, then please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Q.1 How do I press veneers with the AirPress Vacuum Press?

  • Place a baseboard in the bag first (this can be a sheet of mdf say 12mm-18mm with the corners and edges rounded off) and cover with newspaper, waxed paper or polythene.

  • Apply the glue and veneer to one side of your panel only and place veneer side down against your baseboard. This will guarantee wrinkle free veneering and you do not have to worry about the overhand of the veneer, as it will be flat against the baseboard.

  • To ensure that you are evacuating all of the air, run the breather fabric from under the Through the Bag Connector to over the back of your panel. If you are worried about sharp corners, place a piece of polythene, preferably about the same thickness as the bag, over your panel (with breather fabric between the job and the polythene) to 'soften' the corners on your panel and greatly increase the life of the bag. When you finish veneering one side, take it out of the bag, trim off the overhang and repeat for the other side.

  • If you want to veneer both sides at the same time, then you need to place a thin board or caul over the top being careful to overhang the panel by no more than 6mm, otherwise there is a risk of breaking the caul or losing pressure in the middle of the panel as the unsupported overhang is pushed down. This procedure is more tedious as you will need to cut a caul for every board to be veneered. Consequently it is easier to veneer one side at a time.

  • If veneering a curved panel on a former, cut an extra laminate and place that over the veneer with newspaper or polythene between the veneer and the laminate.

Q.2 Can I get an 8'x4' board in your bags?

Q.3 What happens if I get glue on the bag?

Q.4 Do you sell polyurethane bags?

Q.5 Do your bags come with the connector attached?

Q.6 How long do the bags last?

Q.7 Can I switch off the pump when I have achieved a full vacuum?

Q.8 Why choose AirPress?

Q.9 Do your VacPots clamp any type of wood?

Q.10 Can you ship your AirPress products to me overseas?

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It has been fantastic and has allowed me to do such a huge range of different projects.

Working on yacht interiors I do a lot of veneer and laminate work and it has proved invaluable."
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