I need help with this one. Over the weekend I was helping my Father in
Law carry in some boxes. I asked him where he wanted me to put it. He
told me to put it on the dining room table, so I did. I was very careful
to set it and not slide it. Later the Mother in Law came in and asked who
put the box on the table. I told her that I had, and thankfully my F.I.L.
spoke up and told her that he had told me to. She read him the riot act
and told him to move it. He went over and yep you guessed it, slid to box
off of the $6000.00 Henkel Harris table. As it turned out there were some
staples in the bottom of the box and it scratched the finish on the table.
Well now I feel like cr@p, even though I did what I was told. There are
seven or eight scratches in the finish only, they are not down into the
wood. I am not sure what the finish is, it is a matte finish. I am not
sure if it is shellac, or some other finish. If you look at the finish in
the ligh, you can see very fine scratches in the finishh with the grain, I
am guessing that the finish was wet sanded after it was applied. Does
anyone happen to know what Henkel Harris used for finishing, and have any
suggestions on how to fix this. I was thinking maybe wet sand and then
wax/buff, but I am afraid that this would mess up the matte finish. I
know that they could send it back to Henkel Harris for repair, but that
would be very costly. Any suggestions would be appreciated
Call you local furniture store and ask for the phone number to the person
that repairs the small scratches and finishes on their furniture. Generally
it is an outside service. The person can fix your problem, in your house,
Wow, I find myself agreeing with Leon, hmmmm.
Anyway, yes, hire a professional. Call where the table was bought, call the
manufacturer, this will be money well spent.
Every neighbourhood has one, in mine, I'm him.
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Their finish is quite remarkable - beautiful & durable. You should not
try to fix it yourself unless you want to end up on your MIL's slist
forever and it wouldn't be wise take it to just anyone to get it
repaired. It'd be like taking your Rolls down to Maaco to have them
take out a few scratches.
Call Henkel Harris first. They can enlighten you about the finish and
might well be able to recommend someone in your area to do the
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