Fix it – Don’t Throw it!
Our homes take a lot of battering over the years. Our floors suffer with the footfall of the family and pets, we have those little accidents like putting hot pans on work surfaces and making water stains on wood, and of course there are those mysterious scratches that appear on our furniture that no one seems to know how they got there!
Sometimes we might think the only thing to do is to replace the damaged items, but stop! In this blog we wanted to tell you about several products we stock, that might help you fix the damage and save you the cost of replacing them. Plus they are easy to use and give great results. Following are eight types of common household problems and some products that we think are great for repairing them:
1. Tired, Scuffed and Scratched Laminate.
Is your laminate floor looking worse for wear? Try the following products:
Liberon Laminate Repair Sticks are designed to repair medium to deep scratches and to fill poor fitting joints in laminate flooring. They can be blended together for a closer colour match and repairs can be made without sanding. They can also be used on laminate and wood surfaces to fill nail and pin holes.
Liberon Laminate Reviver is designed for reviving, restoring and protecting laminate flooring. Its unique formula helps to hide small scratches or scuffs and will leave your flooring with a revived lustre and a non-slip protective coating.
Liberon Laminate Clean and Seal – Use it to keep your floor looking its best, regular cleaning with it is recommended.
2. Marks and Stains in Polish and on Wood.
For white water marks or heat marks in polish use Liberon Ring Remover. It will treat most white water marks or heat marks from French polishes, varnishes, lacquers and modern hard finishes.
Liberon Wood Bleacher is ideal for removing dark stains on wood caused by rust, alcohol, damp, ink, ring marks and fruit. It can also be used to lighten naturally dark wood or natural wood which has darkened through alkali stripping, staining or weathering. It does not harm the wood.
Use Oxalic Acid Crystals, dissolved in water, to remove stains such as ink from wood, rust stains from a variety of materials such as metal and concrete, it also mildly bleaches wood. It’s also used for cleaning fibreglass boat decks and hulls and can also be used for reversing the greying effects caused by the sun. Interestingly Oxalic Acid Crystals are used by Bee Keepers to sterilise their bee hives!
3. Scratches on Furniture.
Liberon Retouch Crayons can be used to fill and mask superficial scratches on finished wood, as well as nail holes, worm holes etc.
Liberon Wax Filler Sticks are ideal for use on finished furniture etc with no shrinkage and the advantage of application without heat. They are suitable for filling small to medium cracks, holes and scratches without sanding or stripping.
Liberon Shellac Filler Sticks are used for the time-honoured art of filling holes and cracks in furniture prior to French polishing, lacquering and varnishing, in both finished or unfinished wood. Liberon Shellac Filler Sticks set extremely hard and the three colour tones per pack are intermixable.
Liberon Black Patinating Wax is used to age modern furniture, or disguise repairs to old and new furniture.
4. Dried or Dull Leather Furniture.
Liberon Leather Cream feeds and protects both new and old leather, making furniture and bags softer and suppler. It can also be used on saddles, books and clothing, reviving the lustre and soft sheen of any antique or modern leather.
5. Corrosion, Tarnish and Discoloration on Metal.
Autosol Shine is a perfect candidate for the cleaning, polishing, and protection of bright metal surfaces around the house, such as refrigerator and oven doors, stove tops, and certain countertops. This metal polish is great for use with Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Brass, and Copper.
6. Remove Tarnishing from Antiques, Marble, Granite and Sensitive Items.
Renaissance Wax is an amazingly versatile product that’s used by museums on their most delicate of treasures. It’s free from acids (pH neutral) and will not damage even sensitive materials.
Our customers use it in the following ways: To protect metals such as silver, brass and copper from tarnishing and finger prints, on collections of all types of metals (old coins, locks and keys, arms and armour both original and replica), on both the wood and metal surfaces of vintage cars and musical instruments, on bronze sculptures inside the home and outside exposed to the elements, on marble and granite worktops to prevent staining and on smooth leather items. These are just some of the applications the wax has been used on.
You can use Renaissance Prelim Cleaner to remove tarnishing from metal objects, prior to using Renaissance Wax. Pre-lim is a gentle abrasive paste for non-scratch cleaning of metals and many sensitive fine-art surfaces. Pre-lim is widely used in the professional restoration of arms and amour, sculpture, brass and copper exhibition cookware, ceramics and automobile paintwork.
7. Faded Wooden Furniture.
Fiddes Furniture Reviver is excellent for transforming tired a faded furniture. It removes old wax deposits and surface scratches without stripping the original wood. Apply it with Liberon 0000 Steel Wool, then feed and protect it with Fiddes Mellow Wax or Supreme Wax polish.
8. Renovating Picture Frames.
Liberon Gilt Cream is for renovating picture frames or adding a touch of vintage chic to newer metal pieces like modern clocks.
Liberon Gilt Filler Sticks can be used to gild new surfaces, for fine detail gilding and to infill cracks, holes and imperfections in gilded surfaces. They are soft enough to be moulded and shaped to replace small areas of decoration and beading.
Liberon Gilt Varnish can be used to create a gilt affect on new surfaces. Easy to apply and can be used on wood, pottery, metal and plaster.
We hope you found this blog insightful and it has given you the confidence to tackle those annoying repair jobs.
Please feel free to give us a call should you have any questions and don’t forget to look out for the up and coming July £50 Liberon Giveaway
Facebook Post. To be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher to spend on Liberon products. all you have to do is tell us what your next DIY project will be. Good Luck!