Wood Furniture Repair
Small scratches. If you have a small scratch that has takes off the stain or
finish of the wood, chances are that the scratch is much lighter than the
finish. The most easy and best technique for fixing this has always been a paint
marker or paint pen made for wood using a similar colored stain. While the stain
from the wood stain marker is still wet, we like to wipe off the excess to make
it less noticeable. If you wipe too hard though, you will remove the wood stain
and you will need to reapply. In
that case try it again. It is very easy to get really good results on table and
chair legs. Particle board with laminated with plastic (fake wood
venire) desks will not come out as great but the result will almost
always be a huge improvement unless the damage is too bad.
For much larger damages such as deep gouges that need to be fixed are usually
best done by refinishing. Using wood putty that accepts the stain you use to
refinish the wood is best. Some good tips for flawless refinishing: sand it good
the first time trying to take a shortcut here may cause you to start over, but
don't break through any layers of venire (layers of wood glued and pressed
together to make it look like real solid wood). Use a tack rag and keep the
surface clean and dust free. Dust particle dried in the polyurethane will be
large bumps after coating.
First Aid Kit
furniture cleaner, ring remover, paste wax, wood filler sticks and steel wool...
First Aid Kit
For refinishing fine woods, furniture, and cabinets as well as creating a new
wooden furniture piece we always recommend
Home interior and exterior touch up: The most difficult part of touching up
using home paint is the color match. We recommend going to a local paint store,
Sherwin Williams, or Home depot with a computerized color matching system. The home depot store in my
neighborhood needs a quarter sized sample to match. The best way is to keep the
old leftover paint for use later. After the room was painted and the can was
sealed tight, hold the paint can upside down for a few seconds. This allows the
paint to seal the can from drying. When using old paint make sure to mix it
well. Using old paint from the same original paint can can have a higher oily
gloss if not mixed properly. Another good method to store house paint is in a
clean baby food jar. When paint is wet, it tends to have a different
appearance than when it is dry.
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