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Thread: Table restoration (woodworm)

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    Heavenly Creature Lightbringer's Avatar
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    Table restoration (woodworm)

    I've a gorgeous pine drop leaf table that I'm going to sand down then paint it.
    it has a small bit of woodworm,
    I've got the woodworm treatment stuff.
    My question is do I cover the whole table or do I just put it in the holes visible?


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    Just put it in the holes. Watch again next year. Signs of powdery dust are a sign you may still have it. Usually the holes are empty and old. But it doesn't hurt to treat each hole.
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    Personally if it were mine id treat the holes, then stick it in a big plastic bag in the garage or somewhere, empty a can of aerosol woodworm treatment in the bag and tape it closed for a couple of days.
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    Ok thanks I'll try both, umm just to find a bag big enough for a table :/



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    You can tape bin bags together until you get a big enough plastic sheet or try to beg/buy some DPM plastic sheet.

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    If you intend to paint it , not varnish or some other clear finish , just ram filler down the holes , bit of a sand and lick of paint , happy days , and no chemicals .*

    * If your house is timber framed ,check your insurance before following my advice
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    a mix of parafin and beeswax, kills woodworm and fills the holes,warm the two together, brush on leave till tis set and then wipe off excess

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    There are two sorts of woodworm killer, paraffin-based and water-based. The paraffin-based one will stink for years. They are both very toxic, wear plastic or rubber gloves, avoid splashes etc.

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