Fixing the Most Common Problems with Wooden Furniture

When you have wooden furniture in your home, you should protect it and maintain it properly to prolong its lifespan. Proper maintenance entails being prepared to fix any issue with your furniture that you might encounter.


Although you can always call professional wood restoration companies to fix even the most minor problems for you, doing so may not be cost effective and can even be impractical at times.


So, it will be helpful if you know how to deal with the most common problems you may come across with, having wooden furniture.


Permanent Marker Stains


If you live with toddlers, a permanent marker is one of the things you really don’t want the kids to get ahold of. But, in the unfortunate event that they drew all over your wooden table, don’t worry because you can still fix it. You have to get a non-gel toothpaste and apply it over the marker stains. Then, grab a soft, damp cloth and rub the toothpaste onto the stain. Wipe away the excess toothpaste, and you will see that the stain is gone. If not, repeat the process again, but this time add baking soda to the toothpaste.


Wood Scratches


If the scratches on the wood aren’t too deep, you can get rid of them by putting finishing wax onto the scratched surface. Apply the wax evenly and you will see the improvement in just a few minutes.


Loose Joints


If your chair or table has loose joins, you can easily fix the problem by adding glue on the end of the loose joint. Wait for it to dry and it should stay in place, good as new.


Water Stains


When you have a wooden table, water stains are almost unavoidable. To get rid of these marks, just put mayonnaise on a damp cloth and rub on the affected area. Leave the mayonnaise on it for a few hours and then wipe it off.