Repair Wooden Footboard


Old 05-02-09, 09:44 AM
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Repair Wooden Footboard

Hello All,

I have a wooden footboard that has recently been damaged.
I have no idea what to do to fix this. I am fine building things from scratch, but fixing something like this is a bit different.
Here are some pictures:

Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated!


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Old 05-02-09, 01:54 PM
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Welcome to the forums Craig!

About the only way I'd know to touch that up would be to use an artist brush and a paint mixture to apply to the knicks. IMO it would be easier to sand/strip that section down and then restain/finish.
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I agree with marksr. This may require the sand/strip and restain/finish treatment. However, before you do that, you may want to try this: Minwax® Blend-Fil® Pencil - Wood Maintenance & Repair -

In SOME cases, I've had these things perform miracles...but not always. If you've gotten to point of giving up and are ready for the sand/refinish, this may be worth a try first.

Good luck,
Old 05-05-09, 09:00 AM
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The blend-fil pencils by Minwax (and others) would be the easiest answer.

I normally use artist oil colors blended to color to repair this kind of damage - but I've been at it about 35 years.

Be aware that you can melt and blend the pencil "leads" to achieve a varity of colors.
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