Hardwood Floor Repair and Wood Table Restoration Made Simple

Many struggle with repair bills for buffing or replacing scratched engineered hardwood or bamboo flooring. The same goes for wood tables! This simple hack to scratched wood is not only easy but super inexpensive!

Damage like this is easy to create especially when moving furniture.
Uh oh, this looks like it came from the chairs at dinner sliding across the floor.

Even with padding under chairs and tables it’s hard to avoid some scrapes and scratches.
Materials:

Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is a very pure and light oil that we use all the time when no regular furniture polish is on hand.

It also repairs light scratches and nicks from normal wear and tear making it a definite competitor to furniture polish.
For floors, be sure before spraying with cooking spray to wipe away excess dirt or debris to ensure proper coverage.
Simply spray the scratch and let it sit for at least an hour.
There …much better!

Be cautious it can be slippery. Make sure to limit traffic to the area until it dries to avoid accidents.

After it fully dries wipe clean with a non abrasive floor cleaner to remove any remaining oil. You’ll be left with a nice finish and very few scratches will be visible.
Now for beautiful wood tables that have lost their luster or shine. Simple whip out the olive oil.
Pour directly onto the table.
A small amount goes a long way.
Most times this oil, if it sits long enough will greatly diminish a scratch of this size.
Gentle buff with oil in a circular motion until fully covered.
Let it sit for 24 hours without disturbing.

The great thing about wood is it’s porous. It soaks up oils over time so by treating it here and there with extra virgin olive oil, you extend the life of it. Just be sure not to overdo it.

To follow buff gently with a very small amount of non abrasive, multipurpose cleaner and a soft cloth or paper towel.
You’ll notice the oils will have soaked in completely and what’s left is a wonderful shine and luster that lasts for a few months.

Copyright © 2018, Original Photography, Writing, Concept, and Post by Andrea Danielle Pistella.

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