We all have at least one wooden piece of furniture. Wooden furniture gives the home a warm, natural atmosphere. Depending on which style it belongs, it can give our home rustic (monumental pieces of raw wood), sophisticated (antique furniture) or modern (designer furniture) look.
Of course, that impression falls into the water if the same furniture gets dirty, scratched or simply loses its original glow within time. Then our furniture will look rougher and neglected so we will get the opposite effect of the desired one. If you have a smaller piece of wood furniture that needs refurbishment, we have a great trick that does not involve sanding, painting or any kind of hard work.
Here’s what you need to do.
How To Return The Glow And Remove The Scratches From Your Wooden Furniture
You will need:
- 12 tablespoons of walnut oil or canola oil
- 4 tablespoons of white or apple cider vinegar
All you have to do is to mix these two ingredients. The, take a microfiber or cotton swab and dip it in the mixture. Afterward, wipe your old wooden furniture with it and let it dry. This method will return the shine and remove the scratches from your wooden furniture.
Traces of glass are a very common cause of staining of our wooden furniture. There are a few tricks to remove them, and we recommend that you do so as soon as you can. One trick to remove the traces of glasses or plates is by using an oil and salt mixture. Mix a little bit of oil (you can use coconut or olive oil) and salt in the bowl and apply it to the traces. Leave it for about fifteen minutes. Then wipe it with a clean cotton cloth and polish. The next trick is the use of a mixture of mayonnaise and ash.
Mix the mayonnaise with one teaspoon of ash and rub the mixture so the traces disappear. The ash will clean the traces and any other stain on the furniture and mayonnaise will feed the wood and give it an extra glow. If you do not have the ash, do not worry – you can make the same procedure with mayonnaise only. It will work just fine.
If you want to bring back the glow of a dark wooden piece of furniture, do the trick with instant coffee and water. Mix 1 dl of hot water with half a teaspoon of instant coffee and stir well. Use a soft cotton cloth to rub the mixture until you reach the desired glow. Or if you have a light colored piece of furniture you can use olive oil and lemon. Mix 1 dl olive oil with 25 – 35 drops of lemon juice. Do the exact same thing as with the coffee trick.