Last Updated on June 19, 2019
This easy furniture repair system makes it easy to repair furniture dings and dents in no time AND it matches IKEA paint colors! It's an IKEA lover's dream come true!
Thank you to Mohawk Consumer Products for sponsoring this post. As always, my opinions are based 100% on my own use of the product.
If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know that I am a hard-core lover of IKEA furniture. In fact, 90% of the furniture in my home office is from Ikea, including this popular IKEA Malm hack and my IKEA desk hack. Our dining room chairs are from IKEA. This table and chairs in my sweet Avery's room are from IKEA. All of the pieces that make up these “built-ins” in my sweet Attley's room are from IKEA (PS- you can read all about the secret to painting IKEA laminate furniture in this post).
Seriously, I could go on and on. And while I have always been totally impressed by the quality of IKEA's pieces, the fact is that we've had some pieces for so long that they absolutely have gotten some dings and dents along the way, which I totally expect (with any furniture, for the record). And while I was happy to discover the trick to painting IKEA furniture a while back, I never really had a great way to repair those dings and dents, until now :)
I've been honored to be a brand ambassador of Mohawk Consumer Products for a while now and am a big fan of all the Mohawk products I have tried. But when Mohawk told me that they were releasing a 3 in 1 Repair Stick in colors that were created to perfectly match the most common colors of IKEA furniture, I wanted to hug them (and would have, but we live too far away–seriously, Mohawk is full of nicest people you will ever meet). This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won't cost you a penny more)! Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Needless to say, I couldn't wait to try out Mohawk 3 in 1 Repair Sticks! I've used them several times already, but today I finally decided to document the process as I tackled the repairs on my IKEA Galant bookshelves in my office. They are the common IKEA “black-brown” color. A while back, I thought it was a good idea to hang a curtain rod and curtain from the shelves to hide what was on them. But in the end, I HATED how it turned out, so I removed the rod and hardware, leaving big old, ugly holes where the screws had driven into the top corners of the bookshelves. I repaired the holes in minutes and got a perfect color match. Read on to learn how I did it.
DIY IKEA Furniture Repair
- Mohawk 3 in 1 Repair Stick in whatever color you need for your project
- There are 4 colors available that are specifically matched for IKEA furniture colors (but there are a 12 total colors available and you can use this product on ANY furniture you want). The IKEA match colors are black, brown, white and white stain. I've tried all 4 and they are PERFECT color matches as far as my eyes can tell!
- For IKEA's black-brown furniture color, I recommend using the brown paint and the black fill stick to get the best match.
- Paper towel
If you prefer video tutorials, you can check out one of the official demonstration of the Mohawk 3 in 1 Repair Stick featuring yours truly below as I repaired a black IKEA office chair below. But there's also a written version of this DIY furniture repair tutorial for those who prefer written instructions and step-by-step photos.
2) Next, shake your 3 in 1 Repair Stick for around 60 seconds to mix the paint. Then depress the marker tip onto a paper towel until the paint covers the entire tip of the marker.
3) Use the paint marker to replace any color that was lost by the damage you are repairing.
4) Next, use the fill stick to fill in any dings, dents or holes. Hold it at a 45 degree angle and press firmly as your rub the fill stick back and forth over the damaged area. Continue rubbing until you get full coverage. Be sure any voids are completely filled. I recommend erring on the side of OVER filling :)
5) Use your leveler cap to remove any excess material.
6) Finally, use a cloth or paper towel to remove any wax residue from your piece.
That's it! I told you this furniture repair is easy! But that really isn't the best part. The best part is that with Mohawk's 3 in 1 Repair Sticks you can perfectly match the IKEA paint or stain on your piece, which is something I've never been able to accomplish before this product came out. A 5-minute repair and a perfect color match. I definitely call that a DIY win! Check out the before and after.
Definitely much easier on the eyes now that all the damage I inflicted on my bookcases has been repaired :)
What do you think? Do you have an IKEA furniture you need to repair?
Before you head out, be sure to grab my free guide on how to pick the perfect paint colors for your home, especially if you are planning to paint any of the furniture that you will be repairing. And be sure to check out my post about the best paint for every kind of furniture!
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