An Effective Trick to Quickly Remove Dents in Wood

You don’t need to spend a fortune on specialized products to repair your damaged wooden furniture. Just try some home remedies to remove dents in seconds.
An Effective Trick to Quickly Remove Dents in Wood

Last update: 18 March, 2019

Most of us have wooden furniture in the house, and it’s something we have to look after well. In this article we’ll show you a useful trick to remove dents in wood in 30 seconds.

Wood generally requires very specific care in order to stay in good condition for a long time.

Although much of its life depends on the quality of the wood itself, how you treat it can play an important role in keeping it in good condition.

One of the most common mistakes is putting objects that are too heavy on wooden furniture. They can easily leave a mark without you realizing. You’ll then have to pay an arm and a leg to remove dents professionally.

Fortunately there are some interesting tricks that can help you restore the appearance of most of your wooden surfaces in seconds!

The best thing of all is that it doesn’t require expensive products or anything that you don’t already have at home.

In fact, all you need is an iron, some water, and a heat resistant cloth.


How to remove dents from wood in 30 seconds

Remove dents with an iron.

Before we tell you what all the steps are, it’s important to remember that this technique won’t be effective if the area has been carved out by something.

In that case, your best bet is to seek some kind of filler for the hole. Alternatively you could sand down the surface until it’s level.

The trick we’re going to share below can be used on doors, tables, furniture, and other wooden areas that have bumps or marks from moisture.

You’ll need

  • 1 iron
  • 1 heat resistant cloth
  • Water

Remove dents from wood: Step 1

Step 2 to remove dents from wood.

Firstly, put some water on the area with the dent as if you were trying to fill it in.

Step 2

Steps to remove dents.
Then place the cloth over the wooden surface so that it absorbs the water.

Step 3

Using an iron to remove dents.

With the temperature set to high, iron the cloth for a couple of minutes until the water is completely dry.

Step 4

Step 4 to remove dents.

Apply the iron in short presses, using circular motions and lifting it up every few seconds so that you don’t burn the cloth.

Step 5

Wood with dents removed.

Remove the iron and the cloth and take a look at your new wooden surface.

Other tricks for restoring wood furniture

In addition to the above method which is used to remove dents, there are other tricks and tips you can use to try to improve the appearance of your wood when it starts to look aged.

Once you try to restore them with these methods, you’ll realize there’s no need to spend your money on buying new furniture.

Conceal scratches

Concealing scratches in wood.

To conceal scratches in wood you just need to soak a cotton swab in used coffee grounds and apply it to the scratch. Then wait for 10 to 15 minutes before rubbing the area with a cotton towel to remove any excess grounds.

Remove stains

Water and ink stains can be easily removed using a simple solution that combines rapeseed oil with white vinegar. They penetrate the surface and draw out the mark without leaving the surface feeling sticky.

Just apply this mixture on the areas you need to treat using a microfiber or cotton cloth.

Hide cracks

Hiding cracks in wood.

If the varnish has cracked but the paint beneath is still in good condition, then just apply a little clear nail polish to the damaged area.

Paint repair

Over time, the paint on most wooden surfaces will begin to look faded. Fortunately, coconut oil can enhance the original color while giving it a protective layer.

Apply a small amount of coconut oil to the area and then rub it with a cloth until you have a smooth, bright surface.

Remove watermarks

Applying mayonnaise to wood.

When you put a glass of water or some other cold beverage on a wood surface it can leave some unsightly round marks.

No matter how old those marks may be, try applying a little mayonnaise to the area. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then remove it with a clean cloth. You’ll be amazed!

As you can see, it’s easy to remove dents and renew the appearance of the wooden items in your home if they’re getting old or have been damaged.

You just need to follow these step-by-step instructions to get the best results. Try it!

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