Which materials are suitable for surface correction?
Ostermann offers different aids and agents for surface repair works on solid wood furniture, coated chipboard or parquet and laminate flooring. Apart from edging touch-up sticks, these are hard wax sticks, soft wax sticks and specialty products like retouch coating.
How do you find the correct coloured products to match a surface or an edging ?
In our online shop, the available repair products are linked to the corresponding surfaces and edgings. Simply type in the board name or the board number of the surface in question into the search field, and you will be shown the available products for surface and edge repair automatically. On request (and for a fee), we will send you a sample chain with all colours available in the Ostermann range, as well.
How do you fix deeper scratches in coated chipboard panels?
Deeper damage on chipboard is usually fixed with hard wax. The wax is melted with the help of anelectric melter and filled into the hole in the chipboard. This should be done step by step, using different colour shades. For the lower filling levels, we recommend you to choose the brightest basic colour of the surface.
How do you melt hard wax for the repair of chipboard?
For the melting of hard wax sticks, Ostermann has an electric hard wax melter in its range. As soon as the hot tip of the electric melter touches the wax, it starts to melt and builds drops. Drop the melted wax into the hole of the damaged chipboard panel little by little.
How do you refill a damaged spot with hard wax?
First, fill the damaged spot with the basic colour of the board. Then, remove the protruding wax remnants with a chisel or a scraper. After that, you can start with remodelling the surface.
How do you reconstruct the colour palette of a decor surface?
To rebuild the colour palette of a decor surface as closely as possible to the original, we recommend you to use hard wax sticks in different colours. The chosen colour shades should all be part of the colour spectrum of the board. Start with the brightest shade and continue with darker ones the closer you are getting to the surface.
How do you mould a realistic wood structure or cracks within the wood?
Once the colours are applied, the typical wood structure is remodelled by using the edge of a chisel or a scraper. In order to do so, you can apply wax in different colours several times, pull it off, carve it and scratch it. In the present example, a dark crack in the wood is being remodelled. The crack is preformed with a chisel, filled up with dark hard wax, pulled off, and slightly scratched again toreconstruct the feel of the board.
How do you achieve the most realistic feel possible at the surface?
Experience has shown that steel wool is the best tool for the post-treatment of a repaired spot. Rub the steel wool along the direction of the natural wood structure with slight pressure. In a final step, striking elements, as in this case the dark crack, can be traced with a touch-up stick. Ideally, the damaged spot is hardly visible anymore.