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Touch-Up And Repair - Course Outline
(7 Business Days)

Table of Contents

A)     Assessing the damage:

What’s causing the damage ► Lighter/Darker ► Depths of damage scale ►

Preparation/Sealing/Priming/Top coats  ► superficial layers ► finishing defects ►

Moisture / Water damage ► Impact, marring, superficial damage, repeating damage ►

Compound breakage ► Missing wood / Detail ► Paintable substrate (MDF, Maple,

Poplar, etc.) ► Clear coat / Topcoat issues ► Veneer ► Solid wood ►

Arborite/Laminate ► Delamination ► Trade Damage ► Accidental damages

 

B)    Sanding options

Finger(s)/Thumb ► Flat block ► Sponge ► Rubber block  ►

Rubber detail and profile sanding forms ► Cork / Felt pads

Orbital, Detail and Corner sanding techniques

 

C)   Prepping, Scuff sanding, Feather sanding, Masking off

Directional pressures ► Variable sanding pressures ► Ends of the project pieces ►

Immediate, feather sanding and full length strokes ► Grit matching / Achieving

affect ► Feather sanding / Achieving consistency ►Creating sanding imperfections /

defects ► Corners and outside edges first, then orbital ► Final Hand sanding ►

Masking off ► When to remove tape ► Tape adhesiveness / Tape usage ►

Tape issues ►Reasons for masking

 

D)   Masking – Onsite

Why to properly mask ► Ensure edges are firmly pressed ► When to double up ►

Tape – Plastic Poly, Paper Masking ► Extendable Poles

 

E)   Shading / Toning

Shading / Toning ► Aerosol Toners ► Doors

                  

F)   Spray bombs / Aerosol cans

Conveniences ► Limitations ► Time saving ► Minor to moderate repairs and refinishing

 

G)   Location, Light and Color

Reflective lighting effect ► Shadows ► Daylight / Sunlight ► Location ► Eye level ►

Height relevance ► Lighting variables ► Color is everything in camouflage / matching ►

Training your eye palette ► Get your background, then create to match

 

H)   Equipment and Tools

Shop ► Onsite

 

I)   Sealing

Vinyl Sealer ► Finishing products ► Advantages / Disadvantages

 

J)   Top Coating to existing Sheen

Reading sheen ► Existing vs. New ► Texture / Feel ► 5’, 3’ and 1’ rules of success

 

K)   Chemical Compatibility

Brands ► Product types ► Hard and soft factors ► Reactions ►

Primers / Bondo and Glazing putty

L)   Adhesives

Titebond 1,2,3 ► 2P-10 plus Activator ► Spray Contact Cement ►

Latex Contact Cement ► Melamine Glue

 

M)   What should a kit include?

Touch up brushes ► Wax sticks ► Burn-in sticks ► Markers ► Wood Epoxy ►

OLFA Blades ► Bondo ► Glaze Putty ► Dap ► Rags ► Steel Epoxy ►

Touch-up Pens ► Seam-Fil ► Pallet Knives ► Clear stain base ► Varsol/

Paint Thinner ► Lacquer Thinner ► Dewaxer, degreaser and silicone remover ►

Tinting Powders (mica-opt.) ► Sanding sponges ► Staining sponges ► Hand

Sandpaper: Grits 150, 320 and 400 (maybe 180) ► Steel wool (00 and 0000) ►

Iron ► Masking Machine and paper ► White and Blue tape ► Extension cord(s) ►

Garbage Bags ► Touch-Up brushes ► Lighter ► Spare mask filters/cartridges ► 

Maple hard block ► Philips Screwdriver ► Bumper pads in sheets ► Aerosol

Spray Bombs/Shader ► Medicine Bottles (pee cups) ► Glues (2p/10/wood/

melamine) ► Stir Sticks ► Multi-Colored Shims ► Zip-Lock Bags ► Pencil/Pen ►

Sharpie Pen ► Small Funnel  ► Scotch Brite Pad ► Small First Aid Kit

 

N)   Troubleshooting/ Problem Solving

Over-spray ► Fish-eye ►When to use an iron ►Water / moisture marks; rings

Scratches, dents and gouges ► Cross-grain damage ► Missing chunks ►

Sun bleaching ► Previous repairs / touch ups ► 5’, 3’ and 1’ rules of success ►

Strip and refinish decisions

 

O)   Shop vs. Onsite

Controlled environment vs. Sporadic environments ► Contaminates ►

Possible lighting differences ► I’d rather be looking at it than looking for

it ► Product usages ► Versatility of capabilities

 

P)   High polished / sheen surfaces

Q)   Final Touches

R)   Eye catchers / Sore thumbs

S)   Safety and PPE Equipment

T)   Finishing schedules

U)   Shop / Project Drawings

V)   Client maintenance

Before, progressives and after pics ► Videos

W)   Reviews / Testimonials

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