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IKEA furniture is a passion of mine, as you may have seen if you’ve read my blog for a while. In fact, 90% of the furniture in my home office is from Ikea, including my IKEA desk hack and my well-known IKEA Malm modification. The chairs in our dining room are from IKEA. IKEA provided the table and chairs in my adorable Avery’s room. These “built-ins” in my adorable Attley’s room are entirely made of IKEA furniture (PS: Read this post to learn how to paint laminate IKEA furniture).

I could go on and on, for real. While I have always been quite satisfied with IKEA’s components’ quality, we have owned some of them for so long that they have undoubtedly picked up some dings and dents, which I fully expect (with any furniture, for the record). And although while I was delighted to learn the secret of painting IKEA furniture a while back, until today I hadn’t really had a fantastic solution to fix those dings and dents:)

I’ve had the opportunity of serving as a brand ambassador for Mohawk Consumer Products for a long, and I love all the Mohawk items I’ve used. However, I wanted to hug Mohawk when they announced that they were producing a 3 in 1 Repair Stick in hues that were specifically designed to match the most popular hues of IKEA furniture (and would have, but we live too far away–seriously, Mohawk is full of nicest people you will ever meet). For your convenience, this article includes some affiliate links. If you choose to use one of these links and then make a purchase, I will receive a small commission, but there is no additional cost to you.

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It goes without saying that I was eager to use Mohawk 3 in 1 Repair Sticks ! Although I’ve already used them several times, today I made the decision to finally chronicle the procedure as I worked on the repairs on my IKEA Galant bookcases in my office. They are the typical “black-brown” color from IKEA. I once thought it would be a good idea to conceal what was on the shelves by hanging a curtain rod and curtain from them. However, I ultimately HATED how it turned out, so I took out the rod and hardware, leaving big, unkempt holes where the screws had been inserted into the top corners of the bookcases. I quickly filled the holes and obtained a great color match. Find out how I achieved it by reading on.

IKEA furniture repair supplies required: Whatever color you require for your project, use Mohawk 3 in 1 Repair Stick There are four hues that are particularly suited to the colors of IKEA furniture (but there are a 12 total colors available and you can use this product on ANY furniture you want). The IKEA match colors are white, white stain, brown, black, and brown. As far as my eyes can tell, I’ve tested all 4 and they are ABSOLUTELY perfect color matches! I advise using the brown paint and the black fill stick to achieve the greatest match for the black-brown furniture color from IKEA. Towel paper

STEPS: If you prefer video instructions, you may watch one of the official Mohawk 3 in 1 Repair Stick demonstrations below, in which I fix a black IKEA office chair. For those who would rather read directions and see step-by-step pictures in writing, there is also a written version of this DIY furniture repair tutorial.

1) To eliminate any parts of damage that were sticking out above the surface of your furniture, first run the built-in Leveler Cap across the affected region.

2) To mix the paint, shake your 3 in 1 Repair Stick for around 60 seconds. Once the paint has completely covered the marker tip, push it down onto a piece of paper towel.

3) Replace any color that was lost due to the damage you are mending by using the paint marker.

4) After that, put in any dings, dents, or holes with the fill stick. Holding it at a 45-degree angle, wipe the fill stick over the injured area while applying strong pressure. Rub until the area is completely covered. Make sure all gaps are filled in entirely. I advise overfilling instead of underfilling:)

5) To get rid of any extra material, use your leveler cap.
6) Wipe down your piece with a cloth or paper towel to get rid of any remaining wax.

I’m done now! You know I said this furniture repair was simple! The finest thing, though, isn’t really that. The best aspect is that, unlike before the development of this product, you can completely match the IKEA paint or stain on your item using Mohawk’s 3 in 1 Repair Sticks . A five-minute fix with an exact color match. That is unquestionably a DIY victory! See the before and after pictures.

Definitely much easier on the eyes now that I’ve fixed all the damage I caused to my bookcases:)
How do you feel? Do you need to repair any IKEA furniture?

Grab my free guide on how to choose the ideal paint colors for your house before you leave, especially if you intend to paint any of the furniture that you will be mending!

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