TIP: Naturally Repair Wood With Vinegar and Canola Oil


How to make: …Use 3/4 cup of oil, add 1/4 cup vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar) mix it in a jar, then rub it into the wood. You don’t need to wipe it off; the wood just soaks it in!


  • Christine on said:

    We keep walnuts on hand to eat and I simply take a ‘larger’ piece out of the jar and rub it into a grazed wood area ~ does a remarkable job in covering scratches without having to mix anything!

  • Don’t see how it could possibly remedy the kind of scratches and gouges shown in the picture… I’m thinking they’re reversed.

  • This stuff works! I used extra virgin olive oil and Heinz white vinegar mixed approximately two table spoons of oil and one teaspoon of vinegar and stirred them together. I placed a rubber glove on and dipped my finger in the mix and rubbed gracefully on the surface scratches and the magically disappear before my eyes!! Thanks for the tip! I went to town on all my natural wood furniture. I even touched up my 1920’s Knabe Baby Grand Piano!! My tip, don’t be shy on the amount you apply. I don’t know what the vinegar does but I know for sure the oil gets soaked up by the exposed wood and darkens the scratches allowing it to blend in with the surrounding area.

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