Ways to remove scratches from wood furniture include scraping off scratches with sandpaper, wiping the scratched area with a clean cloth and using an appropriate felt-tip marker to fill the scratch. Sandpaper and paste wax are necessary for this task.Continue Reading
For shallow scratches, apply clear nail polish to a clean cloth, use the cloth to wipe the scratched area, allow the area to dry, and use 600-grit sandpaper to rub the area gently. Apply paste wax over the area. To remove large scratches, use a felt-tip marker, eyebrow pencil or wax crayon of the same color as the stain to fill the scratch, and apply paste wax. Alternatively, insert a stick with a cotton tip into coffee grounds, and wipe the surface.
For a surface with little hillocks that border the scratches, level the surface with 600-grit sandpaper, and use a wax stick of the same color as the stain to dab the area as needed. Use a credit card to scrape off extra wax, and apply paste wax to the surface.
If scratches cover the entire surface of the wood, remove old paint from the wood with a paint-stripping product, use medium-grit sandpaper to sand the surface, and smooth the area with light-grit sandpaper. Apply a stain that matches the color of the wood, and let the stain dry. Next, apply paste wax, polyurethane or varnish. Take care not to sand wood veneer surfaces.Learn more about Furniture