Easy Fixes to Furniture Problems
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If you aren’t yet a Homestead Furniture customer, here are some fun and easy temporary solutions to common furniture issues.
It's never fun discovering that your beautiful wooden table is marred with a nasty scratch. But let's face it. It happens to the best of us. Whether you're on a budget or just need a quick fix, here are five do-it-now ways to fix scratched wood. Best of all, these solutions feature common items that you likely already have on hand.
1. Go nuts
For scratches that have penetrated beyond the finish, try rubbing a pecan or walnut gently across the surface of the scratch. You'll fill the wood naturally, quickly and cleanly - and the natural oils in the nut will ensure that it lasts.
2. Make it up
Because it's soft, oil-based and wood colored, eyebrow pencils work wonders at filling in and camouflaging anything from small surface scratches to much deeper ones. Choose a color that most naturally matches the wood, fill the crack and buff.
3. Mayo please!
If the wood is cracked, not simply scratched, try a little mayonnaise. Smooth enough mayonnaise over the crack to fill it, then wipe away the excess and let it sit for one to three days. The protein and oils in the mayo will help the wood to swell and will actually fill that crack. When the crack has swelled sufficiently, wipe off any remainder and polish to a shine.
4. Ashes to ashes
It's hard to believe, but ashes are the ingredient to repair water rings or spots and surface marks. Make a small paste of ash and water and gently rub into the affected area, then wipe clean. Toothpaste also works in a pinch if you don't happen to have any ashes on hand.
5. Color awayManufacturers actually make special wood crayons for this purpose, but why pay extra when you can use what you have on hand? Find a brown crayon about the same shade as your wood and simply color it in. Smooth any excess with a soft cloth and polish to a beautiful, scratch-free shine.