Wood paneling adds a rustic accent to any home. Installing wood paneling is easy, despite its fragile texture leads to some inevitable wear, including the occasional break. A simple crack with wood paneling is something easy to repair. Follow these steps to repair and fill cracks in wooden panels.
When a wooden panel is damaged, repair is completed by the simple use of wood putty. Putty and color of existing wood panel must match. The color of the wood panels decreases with age, so carefully choose your putty.
Before selecting the wood putty is best to take a piece of junk or damaged wood panels and take with you to the store home improvement or local hardware store. This piece of wood panels should be compared with the different colors of wood putty in the store. Each container lid has a wood putty screen appear how dry putty. Choose the color that best suits the color of the wood panels to be repaired.
If the damage is only a hairline scratch, then the repair can be accomplished by simply applying or cleaning the wooden floor wax, furniture polish, shoe polish, or petroleum jelly into the damaged area. The most dramatic or scratches on wood panels damage may need a stronger agent, such as a stick or wax putty to hide zero. It will act as a corrector of damage to the wood panels.
For damage to the wood paneling that is deeper, like a hole or scratch, the solution is to use wax or putty. The wax is applied to the holes using a spatula. In the case of scratches, apply it as a colored pencil and simply color it. For cracks, fill with putty and gentle rubbing with a spatula to match well with wood paneling. For best results, allow the putty to dry completely. Wipe off any remaining wax with a soft, damp cloth.
To make a smooth repair of wooden panels finish, rub the repaired area with fine sandpaper grain. Use a sanding block to sand the damaged area slightly. Smooth finish until mixed with other wood panels. After sanding, use a dye wood paneling to cover imperfections.