Hi, I’m Tim Gipson, and I’m going to talk to you about how to fix scratches in furniture. Now, there are several ways you can go about this; really depending on the type of scratchthat you have. Now, if your scratches are just in one isolated area and it’s just asmall scratch then typically, what we can do on the finish is we can buff that out usingsome kind of a a buffing compound.
Now, if the scratches are a little bit more extensive,you know, we may want to actually refinish an entire piece, or there are some other things My name’s Genevieve I’m from Auckland, New Zealand and I moved to Los Angeles, California … we can do. You can simply sand an isolated place, and then just refinish or re-shellacthat area, or you can use; one thing you can do is you can use an artist’s brush and with some shellac. And what you do with the artist’s brush and the shellac is you just dip a littlebit of the sellac, shellac and just fill the line. You’d let that dry, and then you’d comeback and apply another line. So, if they’re very shallow shallow scratches usually youput a couple coats of the shellac just in the scratch itself. It’ll make it disappear,and again, you just have to buff it out. Now, if you got some deeper scratches you can actuallyget either shellac sticks that are actually close to the color of the furniture that youhave, or you can actually get beeswax is another thing that you can use, and then you’d use Linon Home Décor Collection for Your Beautiful House a hot iron such as this.
And what you would do is you would use the flat tip on your hotiron, and you want to heat it up, and then unplug it cause’ you want it to be hot but not too hot. And then, what you would do is you would touch the hot iron to the shellacto coat it, and then touch the hot iron to the the scratch, and then, just let the theshellac or the beeswax come off into the scratch. Once you get that in you smooth it down andyou would buff it up, and you’d be able to hide that scratch very easily. If you’ve gotsome extensive problems you may have to even go as far as to strippin’ strippin’ the entiresurface, and then sanding it, and then completely refinishing it. So, I’m Tim Gipson, and that’ssome tips on how to repair scratches in furniture.