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    Default repairing chipped wood on Dresser

    Hi there,

    Iím new here so apologies for the basic question. Iím looking to repair a bit of chipped wood off a dresser. Iíve attached what the chip looks like here. You can see a bit of the bare wood, and the top could be some sort of other wood-looking laminate or vinyl? not sure. Either way, would love to repair it, but Iím not sure whether to use wood filler or putty, or something else. Doesnít need to be perfect, just needs to be not that.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: repairing chipped wood on Dresser

    Hi Sophi32. Welcome to the forum. I assume the dresser is in your boat : ).

    What you have there is a dresser made of particle board (wood chips and glue pressed into a sheet ) covered with a laminate (basically plastic). I don’t believe wood filler or putty will stick to the chipped area. If it was mine, I would try to match the colour and just paint the chipped area.

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    Default Re: repairing chipped wood on Dresser

    Quote Originally Posted by Kunzwerks View Post
    Hi Sophi32. Welcome to the forum. I assume the dresser is in your boat : ).

    What you have there is a dresser made of particle board (wood chips and glue pressed into a sheet ) covered with a laminate (basically plastic). I don’t believe wood filler or putty will stick to the chipped area. If it was mine, I would try to match the colour and just paint the chipped area.
    If that (paint) is not an acceptable repair, you will have to re-level the damage. Filled epoxy should stick OK. When you have rendered it flat, glue down matching Formica or wood veneer over the entire work top.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: repairing chipped wood on Dresser

    Welcome.
    We use a kind of thick crayon/pencil for touching up scratches and chips in furniture. They come in different colors to match your project. Check your local hardware store or online.

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    Default Re: repairing chipped wood on Dresser

    A pump of WEST with a dab of brown paint mixed in.
    gd junkboard and formica...ugh

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    I don't always strive to be a contrarian,but on this occasion I will accept the mantle as WEST is expensive overkill for a domestic mishap.In the UK this would be a starting point: https://www.toolstation.com/briwax-w...-sticks/p26384 . The wax is quite stodgy and softens a bit with handling if your hands are warm and the process can be sped up with gentle use of a hairdryer.There should be a plastic applicator with the kit and with very firm pressure it will give a pretty good surface.

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    Default Re: repairing chipped wood on Dresser

    Judging by the grain of the wood around the damage, this is not just a scratch to be filled with one colour. It is a chunk one or two cm a side. A block of single colour will stand out like a sore thumb. That is why I said
    If that (paint) is not an acceptable repair,
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post

    There ya go!

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