While buying new furniture and enjoying the comfort, the only thing stopping you from ultimate satisfaction is when you get those minor cuts from the edges. It’s even the more irritating when you have sensitive skin or a house full of kids running around.
Furniture having rough or sharp edges is quite common, and getting them repaired can sometimes result in higher costs or tampering with the design of the piece. But quite frankly, it’s not just about the edges but also about the nails, uneven surfaces, unfished touches, and so on.
If these small edges have become frustrating to bear, today we bring you a few quick tips that can help you seal them or get rid of them entirely. Do keep in mind that these tricks and tips are for those small cracks and edges and not for huge marks. If you have come across major faults, it is best to connect with the manufacturers rather than doing it yourself.
Before you start repairing it, make sure that the furniture is clean and free of any items depending on its surface.
Now that we are all set on buffing out the edges, here are a few tricks that can help get rid of those frustrating pointy things!
1. Pumice Stone
This hack is for metal furniture that has sharp edges. Using a pumice stone can ensure you get smoother surfaces without damaging the glue. Before you get started on smoothening the edges, make sure to keep your hands covered with rubber gloves. This is to keep your hands from getting cuts and bruises while you work your way around the edges.
A pumice stone can also be used on wooden furniture with sharp edges or corners. Before you begin smoothening the wooden furniture, make sure that there aren’t any more significant pieces poking out.
Using sandpaper can be a time-consuming hack sometimes as it requires smoothening through repetitive rubbing of the sandpaper over the rough surfaces again and again. However, it is good for having that smooth feel to wooden furniture. You can also use sandpaper to smooth out any small scratches that the pumice stone may cause.
Sandpaper is not only good to smooth out the rough edges but can also be used to smooth out rough surfaces of wooden paneling and any other wooden pieces. If you are worried about the wooden piece or losing its shine, simply layer it up with wooden polish once you are done smoothening out.
3. Modified Nails
Modified nails, which will not damage the surrounding furniture, are another alternative for furniture with sharp edges. You can also use a nailing gun if you are not confident to handle the nails manually. It is easy to use and can also help prevent any damage to the surrounding materials. These nails are best when you want to get the furniture right after having spent much time. If it is your first time using acrylic nails on edges and rough surfaces, we suggest you use a nailing gun to get the job done.
After you use acrylic nails to cover up those edges, to make it even more subtle and not too obvious, you can also paint them so that it doesn’t look like a DIY job but seems more creative and might add to the aesthetic beauty.
4. Thick Vinyl Paint
Thick vinyl paint is also called edge covers that are usually used for furniture used outdoors, especially in gardens. As vinyl paint is very durable and is resistant to any other common paints, you can use it not just to have nice interiors but also to smooth out those rough surfaces or smooth the edges of your furniture pieces.
Each type of vinyl paint will offer your surface a new look. All you need to do is choose a hue that is appropriate for your setting and the type of furniture you will be using it for. So, among silk, matt, and glossy, select the one that best suits your surface. Silk and shine will usually work on any vinyl surface.
So these were four quick hacks we could think of! If you know any more, please mention them in our comments section below! If you’ve already used these hacks and it has worked wonders for you, let our other readers know more about your experience. It might help them with their next project!