how to repair scratches in a polyurihaine finished coffee table

Repairing Scratches in a Polyurithane Finished Coffee Table

Polyurithane finished furniture is known for its durability, but still scratches and other imperfections can develop over time. If you have a scratched up polyurithane finished coffee table, here is what you need to know to fix it.

Gather the Supplies Needed

  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Clean cloth
  • Touch up paint or marker in a matching color
  • Furniture wax or polish

General Process

  1. Take a piece of fine grit sandpaper and lightly sand the scratch only. Do not use too much pressure or go outside of the perimeter of the initial scratch
  2. Use a clean cloth to wipe away the dust from the area.
  3. Using a matching touch up paint or marker, fill in the scratch or mark.
  4. Allow the touched up area to dry for a full day.
  5. After it is dry, use a furniture wax or polish to buff it up and make sure it looks seamless


Using these steps should help you repair scratches in a polyurithane finished coffee table with relative ease. Be sure to work slowly and carefully when sanding and polishing so as to not damage the table further.

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