Most of us have something made of wood in the house for a decorative or cozy look.
But it’s easy to buy it and then forget that wood 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 from looking damaged.
One of the most common mistakes is putting objects that are too heavy on wood furniture, without realizing that this can leave a mark. Then people 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 most curious aspect of it 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.
Are you intrigued?
How to remove dents from wood in 30 seconds
Before we tell you what the steps of this process 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, or to 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.
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- 1 iron
- 1 heat resistant cloth
To start, put some water on the area with the dent as if you were trying to fill it in.
Step 2Place the cloth over the wooden surface so that it absorbs the water.
With the temperature set to high, iron the cloth for a couple of minutes until the water is completely dry.
Apply the iron in short presses, using circular motions and lifting it up every few seconds so that you don’t burn the cloth.
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 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.
To conceal scratches in the wood you just need to soak a cotton swab in used coffee grounds and apply it to the scratch. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes before rubbing the area with a cotton towel to remove any excess grounds.
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.
If your varnish has cracked but the paint beneath is still in good condition, just apply a little clear nail polish to the damaged area.
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 rub it with a cloth until you have a smooth, bright surface.
When you put a glass of water or some other cold beverage on a wood surface it can leave some unsightly round spots.
No matter how old those marks may be, try applying a little mayonnaise to the area and leave it on for 30 minutes before removing with a clean cloth. You’ll be amazed!
As you can see, it’s easy to remove dents and renew the appearance of the wood items in your home if they’re getting old or have been damaged.
The important thing to remember is to follow these step-by-step instructions so you’ll get the best results. Try it!