Patch a crack over a strie

It can be a real challenge to patch a crack over a strie or other glazed surface.  Recently, we went back to a job we completed about 5 years ago and the wood paneling had cracked on many of the joins.  As many of you know, this is not uncommon.   Before I begin, I try […]

Proper paint preparation for millwork

Here is the proper paint preparation that I spec for millwork.  This is especially important for wood graining. 1) Medium to fine sanding (depending on the substrate) followed by a good dusting and vacuuming. Repair the most obvious nicks, scratches, and nail holes with a hard spackle compound. 2)  2 coats of oil based primer, […]

How To Surgically Patch A Hole

Learning how to surgically patch a hole over a decorative finish is an invaluable skill.   In this post, I’ll show you how to patch a ding, divot, or in this case, a pretty major scar in the finish.   How to mix the correct color to camouflage the patch – that’s another post. Tools needed:   2 […]