No matter how careful you are, you can scratch the furniture. Here are some simple tricks that can repair scratched furniture.
Most often affected by scratching is the furniture in solid wood, oak or walnut ones and especially the old furniture. The reasons can be children, pets or small accidents.
If the scratches are thin and shallow, covering and removing them is simple. Scratched and darkened furniture can be fixed with oak bark powder (you can find in food stores or carpentry workshops) that you sprinkle on a piece of gauze. With this piece rub very well the scratches on the furniture and they will disappear in seconds.
Scratches on lighter furniture can be fixed with white petrolatum or a mixture of vinegar and oil (olive oil, sunflower oil or flax oil), in equal parts, times or lemon juice mixed with a little oil.
The second version is simpler and gives extra sheen and a pleasant fragrance. With sunflower oil, olive oil or flax oil, you can also fix scratched walnut furniture. Mix two tablespoons of oil with one or two tablespoons of red wine. Rub the scratched surface with this solution until the traces disappear.
Very small and thin scratches can be removed easily with walnuts. Walnut kernels is oily and it will help the scratched furniture to regain its luster.