How To Paint Ikea Furniture Including Expedit, Kallax, Lack And Malm

If you purchase a quart of lacquer thinner you can test in an inconspicuous place and see if the finish is dissolved by the thinner. Danny Lipford: Well, first of all, ordinarily if you have a scratch like this, and you have the stain like we had that I poured a little in a cup. Whether the furniture is wood, plastic or metal, the first steps are always the same. Add a small amount of blending powder to your padding lacquer and mix with a small wooden stirrer to combine. But if you want to be super safe, try to order the spray paint from Tropitone in a color you like to ensure compatibility; their website has repainting instructions.

What I do is spray a small puddle of paint onto a┬ádisposable plastic plate then, using an artist brush, I’ll dip it into the puddle and touch up the effected area. Ronseal High Performance Wood filler is a chemically bonded filler and catalyst that provides extremely tough repairs to virtually any wood damage without shrinking or cracking. This is another type of penetrating finish, which woodworkers love to use, as the oil is easy to apply and leaves a natural but attractive appearance on wooden furniture.


A scratch occurs when the finish and color in the finish (or below the finish) has been removed. When a scratch has penetrated so deeply that a color difference is visible, you must fill the scratch and color the wood with one of many available products: oil stains, stain pens, or touch-up sticks. If you’ve never touched up your wood baseboards – you’ll be amazed at how much better they can look in just a few short minutes. Furniture Repair Crayons are designed for filling fine splits, small holes and small gouges in wood furniture.

On the other side, when not only the finish and color has been removed, but also some of the wood below, this is not considered a scratch, it is a gouge. If the new finish dries, hardens and adheres to the old one, it’s safe to topcoat the rest of the piece. Spray paint doesn’t work as well on some materials like plastic and some metals, so read the label carefully to be sure the paint will work for your project. If the damaged furniture is more than a year old, you will be responsible for covering shipping and labor costs incurred in repair.

Hi. I don’t know about chain organizations, but I know that many small local auto painters will paint or powder coat patio furniture. Repeat this wicker refresh every few years, and your furniture will serve you beautifully for many seasons to come. It also absorbs the paint and topcoat differently so I don’t use it for large areas or pieces I want a uniform finish on. For those areas, I prefer Bondo.

Like all stain, the sooner you wipe it off, the lighter the stain will appear – and the longer you let it sit before wiping off the excess, the darker it will be. When using one of these stain markers for the first time, I typically err on the side of wiping it off too soon, and then repeat the process if it needs to be darker. I was going for Little Greene acrylic primer undercoat but this primer is recommended for bare wood. If you are interested in staying touch with The Purple Painted Lady- visit our Facebook page HERE – we would LOVE to hear from you and see your before & after photos!