How do you cover a damaged desktop?

Is your desktop surface marked, scratched, or has it lost its appeal? Don't despair. This guide will lead you through easy, DIY techniques to cover or refresh a damaged desktop without breaking the bank.

Can I use wallpaper to cover a desk?

Absolutely! Wallpaper serves as an economical and creative means to give your desk a facelift. Depending on the surface area of your desk, a single roll will usually suffice for most setups.

As opposed to painting, which would require multiple layers and longer downtime, using wallpaper lets you transform your desk in less than two hours. This time-saving approach, coupled with the myriad design options available with wallpapers, indeed makes this option stand out.

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Can you put peel and stick on a desk?

Why not? Peel-and-stick wallpapers are an innovative DIY solution for giving worn-out furniture surfaces, such as desks, a new lease of life. Start up this weekend project by ensuring the desk surface is clean, dust, and debris-free.

Follow the instructions provided with the peel-and-stick wallpaper of choice for a seamless application, and voila! Your desk suddenly feels brand new in an instant.

Can I put contact paper on my desk?

Definitely! Contact paper is another potent yet simple solution to cover a damaged desktop. First, measure your desk dimensions. Next, cut your contact paper slightly larger than these measurements to allow for fine final trimming.

Start applying the contact paper from one end, smoothing it gradually to avoid air bubbles. Having some excess paper to trim at the end ensures a neat and perfect finish.

How do you cover an office table?

Turning to fabric offers a delightful way to cover an office table. Choosing from a universe of various patterns and materials, fabric adds a homely and vibrant touch to your table.

Important to note, however, is figuring out how to keep the fabric taut and secure it beneath the desk for a charm that lasts

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Tips for using fabric cover:

  • Choose durable fabric that can handle daily wear and tear
  • Make sure the material is easy to clean and maintain
  • Using a staple gun will make securing the fabric easier

Concluding thoughts

Whether it's resorting to wallpapers, peel-and-stick wallpapers, contact paper, or fabric, there are multiple ways to reinvent and cover a damaged desktop effectively. All these methods are affordable, easy to apply, and will dramatically change the look of your desk within a short period of time.

DIY desk makeover solutions are a practical way to extend the lifetime of your favorite furniture while allowing your creativity to shine. Make sure that whichever method you choose fits your unique style and workspace needs, then sit back and enjoy your 'new' desk!

For more information on how to take care of your desk, you can visit our article on How To Take Care & Clean Wooden Desk Tops.

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