How to Repair Surface Scratches on Wood Furniture

Getting a scratch on your favorite piece of furniture can be heartbreaking. Between kids, pets, and life, wood is not always scratch resistant. Dings, dents, and scratches are bound to happen at some point. However, in today’s article, we will share tips and tricks to help hide and repair surface scratches on wood via methods that won’t break the bank.

  1. Use Car Polish to Remove Surface Scratches on Wood Furniture
    Car Polish to Remove Scratches on Wood

Did you know you can use car polish to help hide scratches on wood? If you have a polished piece of furniture, a little car polish can go a long way. Put a little bit on a rag and gently rub the area where the scratch is. As always, you want to test in an inconspicuous area to make sure the polish does not create an undesired effect.2. Walnuts Can Reduce Scratches on Wood Furniture

Walnuts to Remove Scratches on Wood furniture

2. Walnuts Can Reduce Scratches on Wood Furniture

Ready to reduce the appearance of scratches on your furniture and floors? Go check your pantry! Yes, you heard that right! Walnuts can be used to minimize surface scratches. Remove the walnut from the shell and rub it over the scratch. The walnut oils help hide the blemish, and the particles from the rubbing of the walnut help fill in the scratch.

Lemon to hide surface scratches

3. Lemon Juice Helps Remove Scratches

Ever wonder why a lot of furniture cleaner like Pledge is often citrus-scented? The acids in citrus are known to be very powerful and are used for a variety of purposes. Lemons are known to kill bacteria, deodorize, and even repair surface scratches on wood furniture. Make a solution by combining equal parts of lemon juice and olive oil. Then pour a small a few drops of that mixture onto your minor scratch and buff with a clean cloth. You should notice the scratch fade.

Crayons to Remove Scratches in Wood furniture

4. Use Crayons to Hide Surface Scratches

Ready to hide more significant scratches? Dig into your kids’ school supplies and find a brown crayon or any other color that closely represents the paint/stain color. Firmly press down on the crayon and rub it back and forth over the scratch several times. The color should fill in the gap of the scratch, leaving it far less of an eyesore.

Need more than just minor scratch repair?

Let the experts at A Phoenix Art Wood Works take care of it. Our team has over 30 years of experience repairing wood furniture and restoring antiques.

During a repair or restoration project, much more time and attention to detail are required. In most instances, we will need to sand your furniture piece, fill in deep scratches, and stain or paint, so it once again looks like new. Give us a call, or click here to get a quote, we would love to provide you with an estimate.

 

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