REMOVING FURNITURE SCRATCHES
15 DIY TRICKS
Removing furniture scratches, the ones that make your furniture look old and tired, can add years to the useful life and appearance of your wood furniture.
There are many DIY tricks you can use to cover those unsightly marks, depending on the color of the wood, the depth of the nicks and scratches, and the materials on hand.
You may want to try one of the DIY tricks listed below for removing furniture scratches:
#1 CAR POLISH
Use very lightly so as not to remove any of the furniture finish.
Coffee can be used in either of 2 ways for removing furniture scratches on dark woods:
- Strongly brewed coffee can be painted onto the scratches with a cotton ball. Wipe off the excess with a paper towel.
- Another way to use coffee is to rub the coffee grounds into the scratches with a cotton swab.
This is one of the best ways to match the color of furniture wood and it works very well for scratches that are deeply set.
If you cannot find a close match to your furniture color, you can mix crayon colors together by grating part of the crayons into a bowl. Place the bowl in a pan of boiling water to melt the wax. Drip this wax into the scratches and smooth it with a butter knife.
#4 EYEBROW PENCIL
This procedure is good for small scratches. Use an oil-based eyebrow pencil to color in the scratches.
The procedure for using iodine for removing furniture scratches from dark wood is similar to that of using coffee. Paint some iodine on the scratch with a cotton ball or swab and wipe the excess with a paper towel.
#6 LEMON JUICE
This procedure works well for small scratches. Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and vegetable or olive oil. Rub the scratches in one direction until they disappear.
If you can find a marker that matches your furniture's color, you may be able to successfully hide those unsightly nicks and scratches.
You may have already heard of using mayonnaise to remove white rings from furniture.
The purpose of using mayonnaise for removing furniture scratches is the oils contained in the mayonnaise will expand the wood and fill the scratch.
The procedure is to cover the scratches with mayonnaise. Do not wipe the excess away for 2 to 3 days.
#9 MINERAL & PUMICE
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