We all love to decorate our home with good furniture and make it look aesthetic. It is obvious that over a period time your furniture is going to require some repairs and fixes. You cannot and shouldn’t depend on a carpenter for every tiny problem you face with your furniture and should be able to repair it for yourself. We do understand your concern that not everything can be repaired but hold on, you don’t have to repair everything, but only the ones which you can if you have the perfect tools and here is a list of some essentials which will prove to be the most beneficial.
1. Thick Paint Removal Stripper
One of the first deteriorations that you will notice on your furniture is withering away of paint due to hits, dents, scratches or just due to its age. Whatever the reason may be, it has to be corrected and to be able to do that you will have to use the stripper to remove paint and repaint that part or improvise by painting the whole set of furniture the way you want it to be.
2. Powder Sandpaper
You cannot directly repaint the surface of your furniture once you have used a thick paint stripper. You will need to smoothen the surface out of the furniture to make the new painting last longer and look even as the surface could be rough and uneven if you don’t use the powder sandpaper on it. Once you smoothen the surface of the furniture you can go ahead with painting the surface the way you like.
Once you have smoothened the surface of the furniture you must use a primer to give it a coating of adherence or a sticky structure. The paint will stick to the primer firmly and last longer than usual. Primers will also make sure that if the surface was left uneven the paint still sticks to the surface without much hindrance. Not using primer can cause your paint to wither away quicker when compared to other primer coated surfaces.
4. Paint Roller, Paint Brush or Paint Spray
You can choose from either a paintbrush which is the conventional method of painting or go for a more sophisticated method by using a roller. Roller can be tough for surfaces that have more curves in it while the spray paint is suitable for almost any kind of surface you wish to work on.
5. Heat Gun and Scraper
It’s not just repainting the furniture that is in your hands. You can also correct the splinters and outcasts from your furniture which might have been caused due to crashing or hitting the surfaces. A heat gun proves to be most effective for doing so. All you have to do is just the surface and use the scraper to completely remove the part of surface you dislike. If you thought this could be done by Saw Blades Only, you were not entirely right.
6. Wood Filler
This might come in really handy when you are in no position to change your furniture but it has few holes and dings here and there. The wood filler is nothing but dust food collected and adhered with a sticky substance to hold the dust in a place. You can use a knife to apply the putty-like paste at the affected area and wait for it to cover the sins.
7. Tiny Tot Tools
This might sound funny but come in the most-handy, not just for furniture but other chores too. Nails and hammer can be used to reattach detaching parts of the furniture. Measuring tape and stirring sticks can help keep all symmetrical sides of the furniture in case the repairing has been done on both sides.
These tools don’t cost much but will help you save some extra money that you will be otherwise spending for the repairs of the furniture. However, be careful while using tools that can be dangerous and if the work looks undoable, do not push too hard and call a professional.