How to Fix Chipped Wood Furniture Glue down or remove all of the loose veneer. Mix up Bondo and QUICKLY spread it over the missing veneer. Let the Bondo dry for at least 30 minutes. Sand the Bondo down smooth. Apply a second coat of Bondo or fill in small imperfections with wood filler.
Use a small putty knife to mix it thoroughly (30 seconds) on a paper plate. Once you have enough filler covering the chewed area, let it dry to the touch, but don’t wait too long — it should not completely harden or it will be difficult to carve off the excess.
Particleboard furniture can chip , scratch, or crack fairly easily. If you see this kind of damage, begin by filling the damaged area with wood filler or putty, using a putty knife. Smooth the patch area so it is smooth with the surrounding surface. Let the putty or filler dry overnight.
When touching up painted furniture : lightly sand the immediate area as needed. use a small artist brush. apply very little paint at a time. feather the paint so that it blends. lightly distress if needed. seal the paint .
How to Fix Over – Sanded Wood Draw out the problem area. Before you begin working on the problem area, it can be helpful to highlight it by creating pencil marks all over the over – sanded area. Begin sanding . To start with, use a hand block outfitted with 100-grit sandpaper. Get it level.
Here were my options~ Find A Really Good Re-Finisher. ‘Draw’ the Grain Back on with Artist Color Pencils. Conceal with Artist Oils, Graining Pens or Furniture Markers. Camouflage with Tinted Shellac. Re- Veneer the Entire Top. ‘Patch’ Veneer the Sand – Through Area. Tile the Top. Decoupage The Top.
These products dry very hard , but while they bond tightly to the wood , they are not true structural materials and will not improve the strength of wood joints. A wood filler is usually untinted; it is stained along with the surrounding wood after it is applied and sanded smooth.
If the damage is substantial, use epoxy wood putty that is slightly lighter in color than the furniture . Using a putty knife, press the epoxy in to the recess created to cover the chew marks . If the damage is smaller, use the wood filler you have with an activator – one that comes in a squeeze tube.
You can rub out surface scratches in your wooden furniture with a paste made of mineral oil and pumice (available in powder form at hardware and paint stores). Use extra-fine-grade steel wool to rub the mixture into the scratched area. Then wipe it off and buff with a dry cloth.
Using a utility knife, scrape off any loose wood or veneer around the damaged area. Gather a few scraps of cardboard and a straight edge (I used an old medical card). Mix a small amount of wood filler together and apply it to the damaged corner . Remove the cardboard before the wood filler fully dries.
Apply a coat of clear acrylic sealant to all edges of the boards . Add a layer to any area that might be exposed to moisture . Do this by shaking up the can of sealant , opening the lid with a screwdriver and painting the product onto the wood using a paintbrush.
Use a solvent-based polyurethane (exterior grade) on the particle board that is crumbling . This will soak in and hopefully glue it all back together. Think about gluing a thin plastic of some sort over the area so that the particleboard isn’t exposed to moisture anymore.