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Naturally Repair Wood With Vinegar and Canola Oil. So, for a super cheap, 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.
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  • Waysouth Waysouth on Oct 28, 2013
    it's a refreshing change to see real wood being restored and being de- stressed rather than distressed. Good tip, thanks. I remember in my Grandmothers house part of the Spring cleaning ritual was wiping down the furniture with vinegar and water prior to re waxing

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Oct 28, 2013
    Thank you so much for that tip Luis. And thats how its comes out if the wood is varnished?

    • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Apr 08, 2021

      It will not change the varnished areas,

      but if the varnish has cracks or is worn in spots, it might make the finish look blotchy.

      I’d test it somewhere.

  • Patricia Mcivor Patricia Mcivor on Nov 01, 2013
    My son bought an early 1900 lounge with cane sides and original tapestry cushions with springs. Tapestry is in great condition. Will definetly try this on the wood. Thanks

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Mar 31, 2014
    Does it have to be Canola oil?

  • Shui Shui on Jan 10, 2017
    So cool, I am so gonna try that

  • Too12212349 Too12212349 on May 17, 2018
    Thanks, It works great, tried a month ago and wood stills looks good

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 17, 2018
    I definitely will try this! I would much rather repair the finish than paint good wood furniture. I guess I just like the wood finishes, I only have one thing painted in my house and that was a chest of drawers that my mom painted with glossy black paint years ago to put in her craft room (I do have one homemade fishtank stand that was painted black just because it was easier to have a water resistant finish).

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Apr 08, 2021

    I would suggest white vinegar over cider, because it is more refined.

    Mineral oil doesn’t go rancid and I would wonder if canola oil does. Certainly all the others do- I found out the hard way.