Here’s a cheap trick you’ll love: Fix scratched wood with a stain marker.
You can find wood finish stain markers in a variety of colors at your local home improvement store. Pick one that matches the finish of your scratched wood furniture. Shake up the stain marker, color in the scratch and rub it in with a dry paper towel or old rag. The scratch will disappear!
Be sure to test a small area first to make sure it looks the way you want. I’ve found that this trick works best on superficial scratches. Deep scratches (down to bare wood) require a bit more work to repair.
Using a stain marker is great, frugal way to fix scratched wood furniture and cabinets. For less than $6 you can easily make those little dings in a door or scratches on a tabletop fade away!
If water spots are a problem, be sure to check out our video tutorial on how to fix water spots on wood furniture. It’s much easier than you think!