Repairing & WoodUBend Part One - Before Paint
Dixie Belle Boss
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Wood Filler
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Severely damaged vanity. Missing edges, mirror and trim. Veneer repair needed.
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Let’s fix these issues and save this vintage piece! Clean well with White Lightning.
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After cleaning well apply Boss to the entire piece. This helps block odors and stains.
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After removing loose veneer I needed to add a new backing. I used a wood panel cut to size.
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I glued then screwed the new backing on. I also added a salvaged East Lake style dresser top.
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This now covers the area with the missing mirror. Salvaged materials used for the repair. Cost? $0!
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I removed the loose veneer on this side with a heat gun. Let’s repair the missing corner.
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Wood Filler along with thin pieces of wood to rebuild. This will take layers and time.
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After gluing the wood pieces inside I added a layer of wood filler. This will need to dry completly
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Once dry sand back to the edge. Then fill again to keep building the missing edge.
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This was after one application of wood filler.
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Second application. Wait until dry then sand back.
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Final result. Once painted you won’t see this repair.
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Let’s add some WoodUBend mouldings. This will tie in the wood panel from the repair.
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These mouldings are bendable with heat. You can use them around corners or on a flat surface.
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As soon as they are applied you are able to paint.
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Let’s add the trim to cover the joint. Trim arrives in a roll and you can cut to size.
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Apply heat and unroll. I used a knife to cut it to fit around the edges.
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You can measure your space with a tape measure as well. Cut the trim to size. You can sand edges.
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Heat to flat and apply the wood glue. Heat again after attaching to the area. This keeps it flat.
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Perfect! WoodUBend to the rescue to hide the imperfections and add detail!
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Condition the interior with Big Mama’s Butta. This helps revive old wood and smells wonderful.
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This also helps wood on wood glides for the drawers. Smooth opening and close.
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Use Dixie Belle Mud to fill in small missing veneer issues. Sand back to flat when dry.
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Finally! You are ready to paint!
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