Wood filler repair for wood furniture.

Wood Filler for Your Furniture Repairs

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

wood fillerMost 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.


I use plastic wood filler bt DAP for my small veneer issues before painting my furniture. #dododsondesigns #woodfiller #furniturerepairProducts you will need to repair small areas of wood damage.



Application of Wood Filler

I apply to wood filler with a putty knife to the area with the missing veneer. #dododsondesigns #woodfiller #furniturerepairI apply a small amount of the DAP Plastic Wood to the damaged area with a putty knife.


I use my finger to make sure the wood filler is in good contact with the damaged area. #dododsondesigns #woodfiller #furniturerepairI 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.


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Sanding the Wood Filler

I used my orbital sander to smooth the wood filler smooth once it was dry. #dododsondesigns #woodfiller #furniturerepairAfter 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.


Once the wood filler is sanded smooth, it's ready for your paint finish. #dododsondesigns #woodfiller #furniturerepairYou 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