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June 22, 2012, 9:58 am Yahoo!7
Antique dealers and removalists have known for years there is a quick and easy way of masking minor nicks and scratches in timber furniture.
Most of us have furniture which has a few scratches due to the rigours of life, but you don't have to spend the best part of a weekend stripping, sanding and refinishing a piece of stained timber furniture just to repair what is really only a minor blemish.
Felt-tip pens that contain oil-based timber stains can be used to mask those annoying minor scratches. The pens are available in five timber colours: black brown, dark brown, medium brown, light brown and red brown.Three easy steps
The masking process is done in just three quick steps. But before you start, place the furniture where it is usually located. Choose the stain pen with the closest colour match to the timber and wait for good daylight so you make the best repair. On scratches across strongly grained timber, you can even use two pens that match the grain.