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  Repairing Old Living Room Furniture

Repairing or restoring your old living room furniture to its former or original glory can be a difficult yet a very interesting task. You are at liberty to experiment with colors, fabrics, upholstery and come with something that you can call your creation.

Whenever you think of furniture repair and remodeling, there is a wide range of solutions that can be applied to make it look as good as new or last for a time till you can afford new.
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From simple Do-It-Yourself to professionals, there are a number of options to consider to bring the worn out and old living room furniture back to life.

Some Easy Fixes
The most important thing to consider before beginning with repairing of living room furniture is evaluating the extent of damage. Nicks, scratches and loose legs or nuts are some of the easy fixes that can be done very easily.

There are special solutions and tools available that can help with nicks and filling of scratching as well as tightening of the nuts and bolts of sofas, chairs and tables. With a bit of help from magazines and asking around, you can do a pretty good job of repairing living room furniture.

Covering up Scratches, Gouges & Nicks
Scratches, gouges and nicks can be fixed up with crayons of the same color as that of wooden living room furniture, filler sticks or touch up markers that help to hide the blemishes.  Once you are done with this, blend it with a dry cloth and polish of the top to make it stay and look good.
On wrought iron living room furniture, you will use black color to make it blend in with the furniture color.

Repairing Water Stains
Water damage can create a lot of trouble and leave white spots, rings or hazing on the wooden finish.  This problem largely occurs in living room furniture due to excessive usage by kids and adults alike.  Use Danish oil for removing such stains; if it doesn’t work, ethanol solution followed by a furniture polish can do the job.

Crayon or alcohol stains can be removed with ammonia treatment by cloth.

Repairing Sticky Drawers
For sticky drawers of cabinets and shelves that run on wood slides and obstruct the opening and closing, apply wax paste to the drawers and slide to overcome this problem.

Fixing Wobbly Chairs
For living room chairs that wobble on their feet, it is recommended that you use a rubber mallet to knock loose all joints that aren’t working right. Once they are all apart, wrap all the exposed spindles with threat before re-gluing the joints. It will result in a tighter fit and solve the problem.

Repairing Upholstery
Repairing old, torn or sunken down upholstery of living room sofas, recliners and chairs is not an easy job but still it can be done by yourself if you know how to handle tools. Get the fabric you want along with foam and get on to the task.

However it is recommended, that you consult some professional for the job. They might change a bit more, but in turn you will get the job done to perfection.

No matter if the living room furniture is old and worn out or just giving problem, you can touch it up and get it looking and working as good as new with repairing and refurbishing.  Keep these easy fixes in mind to have a beautiful and attractive looking living room.

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