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bjeffress

04:39PM | 09/12/00
Member Since: 09/11/00
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Has anyone found a tried-and-true method of spot refinishing stained-laquered pine and oak casing, mouldings, etc? I want to do some minor repairs to door frames and mouldings I've either relocated or that have dings from keys, kids, pets, vacuum cleaner hose, so-on, but have never found a good method of refinishing a section.


Chip

01:41PM | 09/13/00
Are you sure it is lacquer? The only way to apply a new coat of lacquer is by spraying, it dries so fast that it is a futile effort trying to brush it. (In my opinion, but when I do it I strive for perfection and that would be a glass smooth finish) I have seen it brushed before and you can see every brush stroke. I have however heard of a brushing lacquer. I have never used it however, here is a site on it: http://www.sandingcatalog.com/brushinglacquer.htm and they may have some at the paint store.

I would (if possible) take a sample of the stained wood to a pro paint store, they have colored putty, get the color that matches your wood(you may have to get two colors and mix a little of one to the other for a perfect match) putty the places that need it. sand the entire door jamb or door lightly with a 220 grit paper, don't go into the stain when sanding.Wipe off dust. If some of the scuff marks has rubbed off the stain as well, you may need to buy a quart of the closest match to your stain(or have them match it) use a small sponge brush and a rag, useing very little stain in the brush lightly dab the scuffed places and wipe excess with a rag, this is tedious so be patient, don't glob it on, if it is too dark wipe it off a little with the rag. they also have colored markers for stain touch up at the pro paint store too. Allow the stain to dry. If you use brushable lacquer, use as few strokes as possible over your touched up stain or it will wipe it off. If the scuff marks did not reach bare wood, don't put stain on them, if you can't tell, wipe the scuff with a wet rag, you can ussually tell then, be sure to let it completely dry before proceding.

Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't, it is worth a try and your easiest way out if it works. Test on one jamb before doing the rest and see if it is satisfactory.


Chip

01:47PM | 09/13/00
Oops, I forgot to mention, you will need to re-apply a coat of lacquer to the entire jamb or door when finshed repairing.
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