Using a wood filler is an easy way to repair those small issues with veneer damage that has been loosened by time. I get a lot of furniture with wood damage. It’s just the nature of the business. So, I deal with it.
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How To Apply Wood Filler
Most wood damage can be repaired fair easily. Just like this French Provincial dresser. The corners have had much wear and tear and the veneer has lifted and broken off. The rest of the veneer in in decent shape and still has good contact. So, all I needed was a good wood filler.
Products you will need to repair small areas of wood damage.
Application of Wood Filler
I find it helpful to secure the putty by gently pushing it into the damaged area with my fingers. This just makes sure there are no air pockets that could cause the filler not to adhere properly.
Sanding the Wood Filler
After the wood filler is completely dry (about 2 hours) lightly sand the area smooth. I used an electric Makita Orbital Sander for the quickest results. It’s that simple.
You can now proceed with your project. I do recommend a good primer over the wood filler, but not always necessary depending on the finish you chose.
Thanks for stopping by. Now go paint some furniture! 🙂
Until the next project… xo, Do