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  • Purchase our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture for only $6.49!Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture is only $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY.

    Refinish your furniture with a painted, glazed and distressed look!

    Our step-by-step eBook will show you how. Facelift Your Furniture includes:

    •  Tips for furniture selection
    •  Paint and glaze color recommendations and suggested retail locations
    •  Printable materials shopping list and project check list
    •  Step-by-step instructions and photo illustrations for furniture prep, painting, glazing, distressing, and applying polyurethane protective finish

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  • How to Repair & Replace Missing Veneer, Formica, or Wood on FurnitureWhile refinishing furniture with paint, glaze, and distressing, it’s not uncommon to come across a great piece that missing some it’s original veneer, formica (an old school laminate surface) or wood.

    Either through wear or tear, or maybe even damage inflicted by an animal, such areas are unsightly. Yet, they CAN be can be repaired for refinishing with paint, glazed, and distressing!

    I’ve made these repairs time and again using a product I highly recommend called FIX it STICK. It’s an all purpose epoxy putty available at Lowe’s in the plumbing department.

    Yes, you read that right! Plumbing! And I’ll tell you at the end of this article where you can find it.

    FIX it STICK was recommended to me a few years ago my a local furniture refinisher I highly respect. I love the results I get from it when repairing and replacing missing surfaces.

    How to Repair & Replace Missing Veneer, Formica, or Wood on Furniture

    Let me explain how I use it. Images I’ve included here will illustrate different ways I put it to use to make repairs prior to refinishing with paint, glaze and distressing. (This product isn’t recommended for stain finishes.)

    FIX it STICK is an epoxy putty that comes in a plastic tube. Sealed in a thin layer of plastic, it can be sliced through and individual portions removed for repair use.

    How to Repair & Replace Missing Veneer, Formica, or Wood on FurnitureThe epoxy roll has two layers: a lighter outside layer and a darker inside layer. These must be completely mixed together by hand (into one unified shade of grey) to catalyze the final, hardened product.

    The mixed putty will turn warm, and you have a few minutes before it hardens when it is malleable and can be fit into the area you want to repair. 

    Before these step, I’ve done whatever necessary to clean and prepare the area for the putty. Typically, I will apply a thin layer of wood glue to the surface where the putty will be placed. The glue will help the hardening putty adhere tight to the surface.

    I apply the putty so it’s raised a bit above the furniture surface. Once dry (I typically let it set 24 hours), I will then sand it down level to the surface around it. 

    There are occasions when I’ve used the putty to perform a major repair, say where I dog chewed out part of the wood. In that case, and as illustrated here, I’ll place wood screws into the wood to serve as a sort of backbone to hold the hardened putty in place. I’ll also use this technique on corner areas where extra reinforcement may be needed.

    I also use this putty for filling old holes that have been drilled in drawers for pulls. I may be need different holes drilled, and the putty fills the old holes nicely and sands down very smooth.

    One of the things I love most about FIX it STICK is that unlike other wood putty products I’ve used, it doesn’t expand when painted. Plus, it’s about as hard as wood, and holds up really well.

    For more examples and photos of how I’ve repaired furniture prior to refinishing with paint, glaze and distressing (including steps described above), check out this FIX it STICK Furniture Repairs album I’ve created. Instead of cramming them into this post, I put this album together with captions and explanations. Here in the month of October, I’ll digging out all the photos I can find, and adding them to this album, so check back again for even more examples of how repairs can be made.

    FIX it STICK may be found at Lowe’s in the plumbing department. It’s typically found in a double end cap area that’s half way down (and cutting across) one of the rows of plumbing products. It goes for about $7, and even when it’s been partially used, will not harden up until the product is mixed. 

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  • Learn to paint, glaze and distress your furniture! Our DIY eBook is only $6.49 with code ILOVEDIY. Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture is only $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY.

    Refinish your furniture with a painted, glazed and distressed look!

    Our step-by-step eBook will show you how. Facelift Your Furniture includes:

    •  Tips for furniture selection
    •  Paint and glaze color recommendations and suggested retail locations
    •  Printable materials shopping list and project check list
    •  Step-by-step instructions and photo illustrations for furniture prep, painting, glazing, distressing, and applying polyurethane protective finish

    Normally, $9.98, you can receive your copy for $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY. Purchase and download your copy HERE

  • Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture is only $6.49 with code ILOVEDIY!Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture is only $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY!

    Refinish your furniture with a painted, glazed and distressed look.

    Our step-by-step eBook will show you how. Facelift Your Furniture includes:

    •  Tips for furniture selection
    •  Paint and glaze color recommendations and suggested retail locations
    •  Printable materials shopping list and project check list
    •  Step-by-step instructions and photo illustrations for furniture prep, painting, glazing, distressing, and applying polyurethane protective finish

    Normally, $9.98, you can receive your copy for $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY. Purchase and download your copy HERE!

  • Purchase our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture for only $6.49 with code ILOVEDIY.Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture is only $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY.

    Refinish your furniture with a painted, glazed and distressed look!

    Our step-by-step eBook will show you how. Facelift Your Furniture includes:

    •  Tips for furniture selection
    •  Paint and glaze color recommendations and suggested retail locations
    •  Printable materials shopping list and project check list
    •  Step-by-step instructions and photo illustrations for furniture prep, painting, glazing, distressing, and applying polyurethane protective finish

    Normally, $9.98, you can receive your copy for $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY. Purchase and download your copy HERE!

  • In all my year of painting, glazing and distressing furniture, there’s something that never grew old with seeing how a dated, weary old piece of furniture could pop back to life with a great new look.

    Building upon eye catching design, old pieces are brought back to life with how the colors of paint, glaze and distressing work off each other.

    The paint provides a transformative new color.

    The glaze accents black or brown against that color, highlighting molding and highlighting the wear and tear on a piece.

    Distressing pops out the contrasting colors of not only wood tones, but primer too.

    This combination add character and class to pieces destined to college dorms, thrift shops or roadside curbs?

    Have an old piece that you’d like to give a new life? Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture can show you how! Learn more here, and used code ILOVEDIY to purchase your copy for only $6.49!

  • Purchase our DIY eBook for only $6.49 with code ILOVEDIY!Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture is only $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY.

    Refinish your furniture with a painted, glazed and distressed look!

    Our step-by-step eBook will show you how. Facelift Your Furniture includes:

    •  Tips for furniture selection
    •  Paint and glaze color recommendations and suggested retail locations
    •  Printable materials shopping list and project check list
    •  Step-by-step instructions and photo illustrations for furniture prep, painting, glazing, distressing, and applying polyurethane protective finish

    Normally, $9.98, you can receive your copy for $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY. Purchase and download your copy HERE.

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