How to Seal Wood Scratches With a Walnut

Nasty scratch on your furniture? Well you can treat it by using... a walnut! Yes, that's right, a walnut. This article will show you how to use this clever little snack to do more than just bust cholesterol!

Steps

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    Rub the walnut in. Begin by rubbing the scratched wooden item with the walnut. Do this in a circular motion across the length of the scratch, from one end to the other.
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    Rub the walnut across the whole length of the scratch. Rub it back and forth several times.
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    Leave to soak. Leave the scratch for several minutes. While waiting, you're free to eat some of the walnuts if you like... or not! Meanwhile the natural oils in the nuts will be seeping into the wood, helping to heal the ugly wound.
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    Polish. Take a soft cloth and polish over the whole area.
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    Check it. Stop polishing and check it; your efforts should reveal that the scratch has disappeared!

Tips

  • A non-walnut means for achieving this is to put a wet rag and a hot iron on the scratch; the steam will soak into the cells of the wood and they'll expand.

Warnings

  • Don't do this if you have a contact allergy associated with nuts.
  • This method should not be used on antique items; seek advice from a professional furniture restorer.

Things You'll Need

  • Shelled walnut meat
  • Polishing cloth
  • Scratched wooden surface

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug A video demonstration of article. Original source of article; shared with permission & appreciation.

Article Info

Categories: Carpet and Floor Care | Furniture Fixes