A good way to remove furniture scratches from wood is to rub a cracked walnut over them. Scratches are typically most noticeable on wood if the outer finish was removed, making the lighter interior visible. Walnuts naturally contain oil that can hide the appearance of scratches on finished wood furniture by darkening the exposed wood. Walnut oil is only contained on the inside of the nut; therefore, the shell must be removed before it can be effectively used for removing furniture scratches. After rubbing the walnut oil in the direction of the grain of the wood, touching it with your finger or a cloth can warm it and make it further penetrate the wood and hide the scratches.
More about walnuts :
- Walnuts are thought to be among the oldest food grown from trees, dating as far back as 7000 BC.
- An estimated three-quarters of the world’s walnut trade supply comes from the state of California, which also contributes to 99% of the US walnut crop.
- Walnuts are the healthiest of all nuts, in terms of nutrients that improve blood flow and lower cholesterol, according to findings from a 2011 University of Pennsylvania Scranton study.