I bought a large (4'by 3') framed mirror this week at auction. The
person who helped me put it in my car knocked a small piece out of the
top edge of the frame about 1/8" wide by 3/4" long. The frame is
basically a 6" wide (crown-style?) molding, painted copper-brown with
heavy black accents--large enough that merely covering the newly-exposed
bare wood ought to go a long way towards a repair.
Can anyone recommend a putty and/or other filler and a source of paint
for this source of touch-up work? Lowes? Home Depot?
I carry these in the truck with me to touch-up small spots in trim and
paint from the inevitable dings that life brings them:
Any stainable wood filler will do the small stuff, then apply the above.
I use FamoWood, among others:
I'm also partial to this for filling nail holes just for the ease of use:
Bill if this is something that is not greatly noticeable and you got a
good deal on it you might want to do something I do with a chipped dish.
Our dishes are black and bright white under the outer coating.
If you have heavy black accents.... Add another accent and color it in
with a black sharpy pen. Works for me. and if you don't like it you can
still proceed with a more involved repair.
I got a lot of good suggestions. Thank you. I'll try a little wood
filler where the wood is missing, and buy some model paint, and get out
my black Sharpy. And I'll practice first! All good ideas.
I got the frame for $70 +10% at the auction. I'm sure it would be at
least several times that in a store. It will look just as good as a new
one, maybe better, after it's touched up...and it will have "character"!
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