By Mrs. Mathis
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One of the strange benefits to several moves and three children is that I have had plenty of chances to learn how to fix scratches on a wood table. In fact, removing scratches from a wood table is one of my favorite chores. I find repairing scratches on wood table tops rewarding, perhaps because I feel that if I can fix scratches on a table, I can fix other parts of my life. Read on now for time perfected information on how to remove scratches from a wood table.
How To Remove Scratches On Wood Table Tops That Have Had Little Use
First let’s talk about shallow scratches. Repairing scratches on a wood table top, when the scratches are small and shallow, is pretty simple. Just pour a few drops on olive oil on the scratch and rub it in well with your finger. Olive oil is great for removing scratches from a wood table made by an errant pencil mark or finger nail. Repeat this process several times over a few days and you should not see that scratch any more.
How To Fix Scratches on a Wood Table That Has Been Abused
Serious scratches are a little harder to fix but do not despair. Simply raid your child’s crayon box and pull out as many different shades of brown as you can find. If you don’t have crayons at home, buy a box with the largest selection you can find. Next, go to the table in question and start trying different colors out in the scratches. Keep coloring until you find the best match. Then color over the scratch until it is filled in. Finally, rub over the scratch a few times with your finger to smooth it out and blend the crayon into the rest of the wood.
You may wonder why I often recommend using your finger to rub over the scratch. The simple reason is that you can feel whether or not it is smooth. Also, the slight warmth of your skin will help warm the oil and the wax of the crayon slightly and help them soak in.Print This Article