How to Repair Interior Wood Table Finish How to Repair Interior Wood Table Finish
A wood table finish will over time be something that you may need to do some repairs on. You will find that it is common over time for the wood table to get things like water rings, scratches or even burn marks on them. Being able to repair it is something that is not very difficult to do. You will simply need to have the right tools and know how in order to get the job done quickly and effectively.
Step 1 – Water Marks
If you happen to get water marks on your table, then you will find that there are some easy ways to be able to repair this. The first way is to place a thick cloth over the ring and iron the cloth. You will simply need to iron the cloth directly over the water ring and it will take it right out. Another method is to mix equal parts white toothpaste and mayonnaise and wipe it over the spot. Once you have done this, then you will need to apply either lemon or orange oil.
Step 2 – Dents
If you have a dent in your wood then you can try to get wood dent fillers. The problem with these is that it is very difficult to find ones that will match your wood perfectly. You should try using an iron before you attempt anything with wood fillers. You will need to first get a wood stripper and a cotton swab and remove the finish where the dent is. Get a clean and damp cloth and place it over the dent. Press the very tip of your iron over the area for several seconds. You will then need to dry the surface and sand it. Refinish it and you are done.
Step 3 – Scratches
You will find that a lot of scratches can be easily removed when you rub them with oil or furniture polish. This is something that will work whenever you have a minor scratch. However, if you have a deeper scratch, then you will need to use iodine. Apply this to the scratch and let it set for a few moments. Wipe it clean.
If the scratch is very severe, then you may need to use a type of a solvent. Make sure that the solvent that you choose is not one that is going to damage the finish. You will heat up the blade of a pallet knife and get the end of a matching filler stick against the hot end. As it begins to melt, hold it over the scratch.
Step 4 – Burns
Get the burned area carved out. Clean out the area and heat up the blade of a pallet knife. Press the end of your filler stick against the hot end. Spread the melted filler into the area. After the filler has had time to dry level it off with a razor blade.