Recently I went to on a pre-listing appointment and found a lovely home that looked beat up because of the scratched and damaged woodwork around the doorways and the baseboards. The client has two dogs that have really done a job on the natural woodwork. Since everyone is looking to save a buck I have become the queen of low cost fixes. I shared with him a tip I received a few months ago from a handy man.
First, buy wood putty for the deep gashes, my handy man suggested Minwax. Then you will need a wood stain with a drying agent. Water based stains provide a wide range of colors and they blend will with existing treatment. Water base stains are less toxic and clean up easily.
Start by applying the putty to the deep gashes and you can follow the instructions for applying and drying time. After the area is toughly dried use a clean, dry, lint free cloth to apply the stain. Again follow the application instructions by it is as simple as wiping one and wiping off. Allow 8 hours drying time and you should have a new look to that beat down woodwork.
I have lots of low cost tips for preparing your home to get the maximum return. When you are ready to buy or sell call me at 614-273-6406 or email me at Vanessa.firstname.lastname@example.org.