RV Touch-Up Hints
interiors are rife with woodwork and wall paneling that can often get
scratched or nicked from various sources. There are several products on
the market that can help cover up and make
these defects 'disappear'.
One such handy product
is the common 'White-Out' used to correct spelling errors in
documents. It comes in a convenient bottle with a brush attached to the
cap and costs a buck or two. Nail or staple
holes in white wallpaper, paneling or ceiling areas are easily filled
with this substance and the repair is
invisible. I've heard that toothpaste will also work, although I have
never tried this.
There is also a white
filler for drywall that comes in a squeeze tube - ready mixed and easy
apply. This material dries to a hard finish that can be gently sanded
to blend in.
Also available in
squeeze tubes, are colored fillers to match oak, walnut or whatever
paneling may be. These can cover holes or scratches with ease. Often an
application of a slight amount of matching
stain will hide small surface scratches and blends in with the color.
Try this in an inconspicuous area first to
Larger holes can be
covered by pictures, various hanger hooks, or other accessories,
where they are located. Sometimes a matching baton strip can be added
in the same material finish as the wall.
These don't look out of place if they match.
With a little
ingenuity, many defects can be made invisible.
RV Exterior Care