If the famous "wormhole" is a guarantee of authenticity for an antique furniture, it is nonetheless the obvious sign of a real disease that, if we are not careful, will not delay to lose all value to the precious object. We present a treatment technique that is within everyone's reach.
- Flat brush
- Plastic gloves
Preparations for treatment
1. If you can not work outdoors, protect the floor (here in carpet) with a sheet of plastic.
2. Remove all that can be (doors and interior boards) and remove the drawers. Take off the furniture from the wall.
3. Tap inside the drawers or on the cabinet walls, so that as much sawdust falls as possible.
4. Pour the paint product into a container. It is colorless, and will leave the wood with its original hue.
5. Carefully brush all raw wood parts, with particular emphasis on the assembly areas.
6. Inject the product with the aerosol can. Treated holes appear darker in the photo. The stains will disappear on drying.
7. The injection is done by the needle which extends the small plastic tube. Insert it as much as possible into the hole and apply the plastic cap to the wood, so as to avoid drips. Wipe with cotton wool.
8. If the wood is not overly attacked, the exposed parts of the furniture will be treated by injection to avoid having to strip it.
Ventilation and cleaning
9. When the treatment is finished, leave the cabinet doors and drawers open in a well ventilated room, for several days and even several weeks.
10. The brush used for the painting will be cleaned with White Spirit.
11. A statuette will preferably be treated by injection, or possibly by soaking its lower part in the insecticide product, so as to allow the penetration thereof by capillarity.
12. With the job done, purge the aerosol can by running it upside down.
(photos / visuals: © DIY-Prod, except special mention)
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