Thrift store enthusiasts and DIY decorators, there’s a simple trick that could change the home furniture game.
Don’t say adios to that gorgeous antique trunk marred by hideous scratches, or remove yourself from refinishing grandma’s coffee table. Instead, use a simple pantry staple to cover up scratches and blemishes in just a few minutes. With this tip at your disposal, you can extend the life of wood pieces at home for little to no cash.
Here’s how it works: Rub a raw walnut back and forth across the length of the scratch for about 30 seconds. Leave the scratch alone for two to three minutes while the oil from the nut seeps into the wood. This should help heal the scratch. Then, using a soft microfiber cloth, gently polish the scratched area.
Step back and admire your handiwork: the mark should be much less noticeable, and the surface will look as good as new!