Wooden furniture scratches are a common occurrence, and they can be difficult to repair. In most cases, scratches can be sanded out and then stained or painted to match the surrounding wood. However, if the scratches are too deep, they may need to be filled with wood putty before sanding.
In order to avoid scratches, it is important to use a furniture pad when moving furniture. Furniture pads help to protect the furniture from being scratched or dented. In addition, it is important to avoid dragging furniture across the floor and to use coasters under glasses and cups.
If a scratch does occur, it is important to take action right away. The scratch can be sanded out with fine-grit sandpaper, and then stained or painted to match the surrounding wood. If the scratch is too deep, it may need to be filled with wood putty before sanding.
We previously talked about 2 effective methods to descale your iron, this time it’s about your precious and dearly-invested- in wooden furniture.
That being said, there are other simpler ways to eliminate scratches from wooden surfaces at home. Below are eight different methods covering scratches of varying depths:
1. Rub With a Hazelnut
Take a cut side of a half hazelnut and rub it over the scratched surface. This completely eliminates small scratches from unpainted wooden surfaces.
2. Beeswax Is Equally Effective
Melt a small amount of beeswax and apply it to a soft cloth. Rub the beeswax into the scratches, then buff the surface with another cloth. This will help to fill in the scratches and give the surface a shine.
3. Iron Out Larger Scratches
Larger scratches on wooden floors can be ironed out, using a damp cloth as a layer between the warm iron and the wood. The moisture causes the scratches to swell and thus open up to the surface.
4. Use Oil And Vinegar
An alternative remedy is a mixture of vinegar and oil. Mix the two ingredients in equal amounts. Take a cloth and dab the scratched surfaces.
5. Temporary Fix With Olive Oil
Pour a small amount of olive oil onto a soft cloth and rub it into the scratches. This will help to temporarily disguise the scratches and give the surface a sheen.
6. Furniture Polish
Another way to cover up scratches is to use furniture polish. Apply a small amount to a soft cloth, and rub it into the scratches. The polish will help to conceal them and will also give your furniture a shine.
7. Touch-Up Paint
If the scratches are very noticeable, you may need to use touch-up paint to cover them up. Choose a color that matches the color of your furniture, and use a small brush to apply it to the scratches. Allow the paint to dry completely, then sand it down until it is smooth.
8. Wood Filler as The Last Resort
If the scratches are deep, you may need to use wood filler to fill them in. Choose a color that matches the color of your furniture, and use a putty knife to apply it to the scratches. Allow the filler to dry completely, then sand it down until it is smooth.
So, these were our ultimate fixes for wooden furniture scratches. Do you have any other tips and tricks on your mind? We would love to know!