Scratches on Your Wooden Floor and Furniture Worrying You? Try These Hacks!

Here are some clever and simple surface cleaning hacks to remove those unwanted scratches from your wooden floor and furniture. It’s easy and effortless!


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Wooden flooring or furniture with a rustic finish is a charming home décor idea. However, maintaining that flawless wooden finish requires a little extra effort. We list a few easy solutions for you to follow to keep your wooden flooring and furniture looking as good as new. Here are simple and effective surface cleaning processes to keep your wooden furniture free of scratches. 

As soon as you spot a scratch on your wooden flooring or furniture, treat it immediately. Taking action when a scratch is small can prevent it from becoming a bigger problem.

Use Wax Crayon

  • Take a crayon that matches the shade of the wooden flooring or furniture and rub it over the scratches. 

  • Once you have completely covered the scratches, blow-dry on the heat setting for 5 minutes to allow the crayon to melt. Once the crayon has cooled and hardened over the scratches, your wooden flooring or furniture should be flawless again!

Use Vinegar and Olive Oil

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  • Make a solution by mixing ½ a cup of vinegar and ½ a cup of olive oil. Shake well.

  • Rub this over the scratched surface with a cotton cloth for about 15 minutes. You’ll gradually see the scratched surface restored.

Olive oil spilled over green olives

Use Walnuts

  • Did you know that a few walnuts can help eliminate scratches? Whenever you notice small scratches on your wooden flooring or furniture, simply rub a few shelled walnuts over those scratches thoroughly. The oil in the walnuts helps to remove small scratches.

So, the next time you see scratches on your wooden flooring or furniture, use these hacks to restore their beauty and make them look great again. 

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