Whether it’s a lacquered table, a chest, a closet, or even solid wood flooring, wood scratches look horrible. The scratches will get increasingly noticeable over time, resulting in a messy and old appearance for your wooden furniture.
Do you know that there are some tricks you can use to save your wooden items, and make them last longer? Grandpa taught me how to restore an old and scratched wooden table, and these tricks can be applied to any wood-based object.
⚪ If the scratches are superficial
A simple solution to superficial scratches on furniture and wooden flooring is to mix 2 teaspoons of olive oil with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Rub the mixture over the scratches. There is no doubt that this mixture will work wonders.
🟤 If the scratches are deep
When wood fibers have been severely impacted, you need to fill the holes and then even out the color. The most effective natural remedy is to rub the scratch with an almond/walnut core or a waxed pencil. In case the wood’s color is much darker, you can try coloring the scratched area with black tea bags or coffee grounds. Shoe cream is also helpful for covering ugly wood scratches.
In any case, it seems that you can repair damaged wooden furniture fairly quickly without the use of special materials.