Repairing Dents and Chipped Wood Surfaces

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1791724-wooden-floor-040214-1538Repairing dented and chipped wood surfaces can be a simple or difficult task depending on the total area to be worked on and skills you have. Learning how to do this on your own will save you money as you will not have to hire an expert or replace your furniture because of damage. Below are some simple tips for repairing your damaged wood furniture:

Repairing Dents

Some of the items that you will need include an iron, water and a towel or rag. First, you will need to put a dab of water on the surface to cover the entire section needing to be fixed. Then place a towel or rag on the area, giving the water ample time to penetrate the material. Set your iron at its highest setting and hold it on the affected area. Move it in circular motions while pressing it firmly until the paper towel or rag dries completely. In doing so, the wood will absorb the water and bulge back to its original shape. You might have to repeat these steps once or twice until the expected results are achieved.

Repairing Chipped Wood Surface

Items that you will need to do this include: a cloth, spray bottle and lacquer thinner. First, you will need to test the finish if you are not sure about its specific properties. You can do this by pouring some lacquer thinner in a discreet section to get a clear picture of what to expect. Use the spray bottle to evenly spread the thinner on the affected area. The main role of using thinner is to emulsify the lacquer. If the furniture has a varnish finish, go ahead and rub the chipped area with fine steel wool. You can also use hard wax to get rid of the chip but you will need a heating tool to melt the wax.

And while you are taking care of the furniture in your home, let The Maids of New Hampshire, in North Hampton, assist you with your housekeeping needs.

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