Asked on Oct 28, 2013

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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?

  • Patricia Mcivor
    Patricia Mcivor
    on Nov 2, 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 Apr 1, 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 18, 2018

    Thanks, It works great, tried a month ago and wood stills looks good
  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner
    on May 18, 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).
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