Stained

I just wanted to take a moment to profess my love for stain pens. If you’ve never used one and have wood furniture or floors, consider giving them a whirl. They’re great for covering up small scratches and imperfections. After we moved, stain pens were absolute saviors when it came to disguising all of the many little nicks and scratches that ended up on our furniture.  I’m happy to say that they’re all just camouflaged memories now.  Woo-hoo!

Observe…

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I dropped a socket wrench on this part of the floor and it bounced, leaving a few nicks.  I grabbed our red mahogany stain pen…

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…colored in the damaged areas, then immediately wiped off the excess with a paper towel. Here is the result…

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Unnoticeable. Oh yeah.

We keep stain pens that match all of the different wood tones in our house and they just hang out in our junk drawer until needed. Several different brands are available as well.  We just happened to grab the Minwax version because it was the first we saw and so far it’s been treating us well.

I do want to mention that stain pens only hide imperfections. They don’t add additional protection, so if you’re in the market for increased durability or moisture resistance, you would need to try a different/additional product (and then share the results with me! I love learning about new products to try).

So anyways, after spending the afternoon yesterday touching up nicks and scratches, this was on my mind so I thought I’d share. I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

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