Furniture can be very expensive so of course you want yours to last for as long as possible. If your furniture is starting to show distress there are some quick and natural fixes to get it looking as good as new. Scratches in wood are one of the most common furniture problems. Repairing scratches can be easy.

Here are a few ways to fix your furniture flaws without using chemicals:

Brew a cup of tea (use black tea). Make sure to let the tea bag steep for 2 to 3 minutes. If your wood is dark you will want to let the bag steep longer because the longer it steeps, the darker it will be. Dab the tea onto the scratches with a cotton swab. Be careful to wipe away the excess as the tea can also color the wood around the scratches. Depending on the color of the wood you may need to do more than one application.

Use a cotton swab to apply iodine to the scratch. Use the same method as the tea remembering to wipe away the excess iodine so it doesn’t stain the wood around the scratch.

Instant Coffee                                                                                                                                       Instant coffee can be use to cover a scratch. Make a thick paste with the coffee granules and water, and rub the paste into the scratch.

Walnut Meat
Crack open a walnut and rub the walnut meat into the scratch. The oil from a walnut will conceal a surface scratch in wooden furniture. Polish the scratched area with a soft cloth.


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