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Thread: Repair two dings on corner of desk top

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    Repair two dings on corner of desk top

    I bought a solid wood door, stained it and put a General Finishes poly on it, to be used by LOML as her desk top. We had to move it temporarily to a different room for a couple days, as that room's wood floor was to be refinished. When we moved the desk top back, lo and behold, there were two "dings" on the corner exactly where the knee hole was and where LOML can't miss them. The other sides have serious defects and are not an option. Obviously, I need suggestions on "best technique to repair" such defects on a solid wood door with a General Finishes Poly top coat. Any input will be greatly appreciated by me and LOML. Thanks!


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    I would first try using an artist's brush to apply the stain and topcoat you used, just to the damaged area. It won't look perfect no matter how careful you are, but it should look good enough to pass all but careful scrutiny. If you want perfection, find a certified Mohawk Finishes repair tech., or strip, sand, and start over.

    John

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    Thanks for the reply John, particularly the "won't look perfect" comment. I will need to show that to LOML. The area is small, except to LOML.
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    If the wood is dented in, put a single drop of water on each ding. That will swell the wood out to its original position, then do your staining and General Fnishing.
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