The scratched area of your wooden furniture should be damp not soaked. The gloss will lift on the timber and youll see an instant improvement in the appeal of the table.
To rub out scratches on the surface of a wood table make a paste with mineral oil and pumice in powder form which you can grab from a hardware store.
Remove surface scratches from wood table. Give your furniture some time. Wipe it off with a damp paper towel then buff with a dry one. The solution to help conceal these scratches is nuts.
Smear petroleum jelly over a scratch and leave it overnight. Then pour a small a few drops of that mixture onto your minor scratch and buff with a clean cloth. Rub the lint-free cloth to remove the oil grease or old furniture polish from the scratched area you will need a clean space to work on for the next step.
Your table should be looking better in no time at all. Crack the nut open then rub the meat. This works mainly for darker wood furniture.
Take some steel wool ideally extra-fine-grade so you dont damage your furniture and rub the paste on the scratched area. Mix the freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil in an equal ratio. Dip a cotton swab in moist coffee grounds and then apply it to the scratches in the wood.
Scratches in the Wood Step 1 Sand the finish off the table to expose the wood in the vicinity of the scratch using 120-grit sandpaper. Wait for about 15 to 20 minutes and then wipe the surface with a dry cloth. If you have more scratches wash and wring the cloth before starting on each.
That may well hide the scratch. Lemons are known to kill bacteria deodorize and even repair surface scratches on wood furniture. If the scratches are superficial you can try three quarters of a cup of olive oil and the same amount of cider vinegar carefully rubbed in the wood with a clean cloth.
Just spread the mixture on an old cloth then get another soft cloth and polish it in leaving no residue on top. It might help the surrounding wood to plump up and fill in the scratch. This works best on darker wood furniture.
This article originally appeared at Starts at 60. Heres a recipe to make your own. But as soon as you notice a water ring scratch scuff or a gouge you should spring into action and address it says Beth Allen a contractor and interior designer based in PennsylvaniaUnless the piece is a fine antique or an heirloom its worth trying to DIY a fix before.
Wipe away in the morning and polish the surface. Dampen a cotton bud with special wax for floors and wipe the area where the wood is scratched. Wooden furniture is beautiful and durable.
Dip a cotton swab in moist coffee grounds and then apply it to the scratches in the wood. The best furniture polishes contain an oil for replenishing wood surfaces and an acid for cutting through dirt. After cleaning up the surface do not start immediately with the repairs.
If the finish is lacquer rubbing down the area youre about to sand with a rag moistened with lacquer thinner removes most of the finish and makes sanding easier. And with the right kind of TLC it can look brand-new for many years. Make a solution by combining equal parts of lemon juice and olive oil.
Wait for about 15-20 mins and wipe the surface with a dry cloth. Fresh walnuts or Brazil nuts have natural oils that help darken the wood to hide scratches.