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Naturally Repair Wood With Vinegar and Canola Oil

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 Credit goes to .Heili's Healthy Haven
Time: 60 Minutes Cost: $22.00 Difficulty: Easy
  • Kris Cole
    Kris Cole Saint Francis, MN

    Buy some of the same shade, (and finish) dab some on a scrunched up rag, and dab over the areas that are beginning to flake. You can easily control the amount that stays on the surface by wiping excess, or dabbing more where needed. Just work with it

  • Haley Rigas

    Does this actually work ?

    • Kris Cole
      Kris Cole Saint Francis, MN

      @Haley Rigas Yes, it does! It won't renew really, really ruined furniture. But, knicked up, scratched, banged up, it does a great job on. Look at the last picture. That piece is still as pretty today, sitting in my living room. :)

  • Gladys
    Gladys Lawrenceville, GA

    Great save! Let's get the word out too that a piece of furniture with damaged wood veneer can be restored. It is easy to find sheets of wood veneer online in a variety of woods. One product is pressure sensitive, which I guess means you don't have to

  • Thomas Murphy
    Thomas Murphy Milwaukee, WI

    After deep frying French Fries with this oil I poured on the base of a tomato plant. It seems to provide a surface barrier that held in water on hot days. But that plant was outside the basement window near the stairs. I couldn't figure out what I

  • Christy bellinger
    Christy bellinger Suffolk, VA

    This sounds very interesting, I have some scratches on my entertainment center that could use this. Is it possible I could use vegetable oil instead of the canola? I always have vegetable oil on hand, and I would love to try this. Thanks for