My bedroom furniture has damaged tops,from putting water glasses on them
thru the years.
It looks like the tops are Flakeboard with a Photo finsh paper.( wood
What can i do to make the tops look good ?
Nothing. If the moisture wrinkled the paper and swelled the flakeboard,
you're out of luck. Go find a table cloth whose design you like. Have a
tailor cut it to size and hem it. Spray with Scotch Guard to repel water, if
you can't stop yourself from getting it wet.
I did use the "trim and stick" stuff on some shelves in a computer
desk that had gotten messed up with digs from screws from some
equipment. Sanded things smooth, and put the stuff on. Only trick was
getting the bubbles out... used a credit card. Razor knife for the
edges after it was in place. Probably better than what was on there in
the first place...
Find a peel-n-stick which matches closely enough, sand the existing tops
smooth, apply some shellac to seal the flakeboard, sand again,
thoroughly clean the surface with a tack cloth, apply the peel-n-stick,
roll or press to ensure a good bond, trim carefully. Done properly it
won't look any worse than the original and will probably be more durable
because of the shellac will substantially protect the flakeboard.
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