How to Repair Scratches in Black Painted Wood Furniture

Scratches happen on wood furniture, no matter how gently the furniture is treated. On a bit of furniture painted black, those scratches stick out from across the room, with the timber’s unique color visible in which the paint is missing. Oftentimes, scratches are repairable without having to repaint the entire furniture. Both specialty items designed for scratch repair and things you already have around the home come in handy to create that furniture scratch-free once again.

Rub on a black crayon within the area, maintaining the crayon marks limited to the immediate region close to the scratch. Buff away surplus crayon wax with a soft cloth wrapped around a finger.

Shake a black wood stain marker, available from a house improvement store, together with all the cap intact. Remove the cap and then press the marker tip on a scrap piece of paper before the stain flows from the tip. Rub the Mark over the scratch, after the direction of the scratch. Wipe away any marks which get on the decorated portion of the furniture with a soft cloth immediately, otherwise the mark may dry and be observable. A black permanent marker is a viable substitute when a wood stain marker isn’t offered.

Rub paste wax on a fine scratch by wrapping a soft cloth around your finger, dipping your finger in the wax, and applying the wax to the area. Buff the wax above every scratch and its surrounding region until the scratch is no longer observable.

Pour a small number of instant coffee, like half of a teaspoon, into a shallow bowl Add just enough water to create a paste, stirring with a toothpick. Dip a soft cloth into the glue, then rub the glue over the scratch. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes or so. Wipe the excess glue away. The coffee paste tints the underlying wood dark brown, making the scratch invisible.

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