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Fix Peeling Paint: Apply Wood Filler with Putty Knife
Fix Peeling Paint - Apply Putty with Putty Knife

Apply Putty with Putty Knife

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This is the "fun part," as far as these things go. Apply wood filler to your putty knife, and spread that filler across the area. You only need a thin layer.

Make sure that the wood filler extends beyond the perimeter of the area you are fixing. Don't worry: this will get sanded away.

Be sure to bend the putty knife as shown to produce a flat surface. This bending effect is why you use a putty knife instead of a non-bendable tool.

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