How to Fix Scratches in Furniture

How to Fix Scratches in Furniture

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How to Fix Scratches in Furniture

This article was co-authored by Tanglewood Sue. Tanglewood Sue is a DIY and Upcycling Specialist and the Owner of Tanglewood Works out of Hyattsville, Maryland. With over nine years of experience, Sue specializes in upcycled painted furniture and other handmade, personalized, and sustainable goods. With her passion for art and reinvention, marketing experience, and Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Media, Sue has been able to create a business that not only provides quality pieces but empowers customers to create their works through her library of DIY tutorials and live demos as well as DIY supplies.

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Wood furniture is prized for its durability and timeless beauty. Unfortunately, the same warm, soft finish that makes it so attractive also makes it susceptible to scuffs, scratches, chips, and gouges. But there’s an upside—you can easily repair minor damage at home by using products like touch-up markers and wax filler sticks to restore the missing color. If you don’t feel like making a trip to the hardware store, you may also have some luck concealing the scratch with an everyday item like tea, coffee, iodine, or even a walnut.

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Hiding Small Scratches with a Touch-up Marker

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Co-authored by:Tanglewood SueDIY & Upcycling SpecialistThis article was co-authored by Tanglewood Sue. Tanglewood Sue is a DIY and Upcycling Specialist and the Owner of Tanglewood Works out of Hyattsville, Maryland. With over nine years of experience, Sue specializes in upcycled painted furniture and other handmade, personalized, and sustainable goods. With her passion for art and reinvention, marketing experience, and Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Media, Sue has been able to create a business that not only provides quality pieces but empowers customers to create their works through her library of DIY tutorials and live demos as well as DIY supplies.This article has been viewed 347,156 times.1 votes - 100%Co-authors:9Updated: November 12, 2021Views: 347,156Categories: Furniture FixesArticle SummaryX

To fix scratches in your wooden furniture, try using a wood-colored felt tip. You can find felt tips in a variety of wood tones to match your furniture in home improvement and hardware stores. Just rub the marker on the scratch to blend it in with the wood. Or, use a shelled walnut, which works great on light scratches. To use instant coffee to cover up scratches, just mix 1 tablespoon of coffee granules with a little hot water to make a thick paste. Then, rub the paste onto the scratch with a cotton ball and wipe away an excess with a dry cloth. For more tips, including how to cover up furniture scratches with black tea, read on!

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