how to repair scratches in a coffee table

How to Repair Scratches in a Coffee Table

Scratches in coffee tables can become an eyesore. However, with a few simple steps, you can repair these scratches and restore your coffee table to its former glory.

Materials You’ll Need

  • Carpenter’s wood glue
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Touch up stain
  • Damp cloth
  • Pencil
  • Putty knife
  • Dish soap

Step 1: Clean Surface

Before attempting to make repairs, you should clean the surface of your coffee table. Use some warm, soapy water and a damp cloth to gently remove any debris or dust.

Step 2: Fill the Scratches

Next, you’ll need to fill the scratches with carpenter’s wood glue. Use a putty knife and a damp cloth to apply the glue to the scratches. Apply a few thin layers of glue until you have filled the scratches completely and then let the glue dry completely.

Step 3: Sand the Surface

Once the glue is dry, you’ll want to sand the surface of the coffee table. Use a fine grit sandpaper to lightly sand the surface. Make sure to sand away any excess glue and make sure the surface is even.

Step 4: Apply Stain

Now you can apply a touch up stain to the repair area. Be sure to use a color that matches the existing stain on your coffee table. Apply the stain using a damp cloth and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping off any excess.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Finally, let the stain dry and then apply a few coats of furniture wax to the surface of the coffee table. This will help protect the finish and make it shine.

By following these simple steps, you can easily repair any scratches in your coffee table and restore it to its original condition.

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