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Veneer is quite thin, so sanding it should be done with care. Generally you can start with 220 grit sand paper. Try to always sand in the direction of the wood grain. To get a finer finish, follow up the 220 sand paper with 360 grit, or similar. This will further smooth the surface. Remove all the sanding dust. Apply a nice wood stain of your choice. We prefer using a stain, then apply a clear coat separately, over the one-part stain sealer combo products. If it is not quite what you want, then paint it by priming the surface first, the apply your base color. There are some great antiquing recipes and color glaze selections at the artSparx Color Palette and Antique Center.