Fill in a Scratch With a Wal­nut

Modern Pioneer - - Varnish -

Scratches on hard­wood are un­for­tu­nate but in­evitable. So, what do you do? Re­place the board? Paint over it? Use wood filler? All three—and many more—op­tions are rea­son­able, but if you’re ever in a pinch and need to cover up a scratch quickly, use a wal­nut.

STEP 1

Rub a shelled wal­nut across the length of the scratch. Do this re­peat­edly, mak­ing sure you’ve cov­ered ev­ery inch.

STEP 2

Wait 10 min­utes. Dur­ing this time, the nat­u­ral oils from the wal­nut will seep into the scratch, so­lid­i­fy­ing and dry­ing so the scratch be­comes the same color as the wood. This process works best on dark-col­ored wood.

STEP 3

Var­nish us­ing any of the meth­ods de­tailed in this ar­ti­cle. The scratch should no longer be vis­i­ble.

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