Advice for Fixing scratches and nicks in dark wood?

Fixing interior doors, door frames, window frames, baseboards that are all in the walnut family of color and are all real wood. I don't want to have to do an entire door to fix a few scratches and nicks on the wood. The wood also needs to have a fresh look as it is probably from the 1980's & I really hate to paint the wood. It is beautiful wood, and could look very rich again with the right fix.

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  • Joanna Smith Joanna Smith on Jun 12, 2018
    You won't believe this, but the best fix for this is a light coat of mayonnaise. Rub into the scratch or nick with your finger, let it sit about an hour, then buff it off with a soft cloth.
    • Cyn28273242 Cyn28273242 on Jun 23, 2018
      I love it!! I am going to give this a try and its not toxic to add to it. May make me want to make a ham and cheese sandwich though.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 12, 2018
    I would match the stain, lightly sand with a very fine grit the edges of the scratch and stain. Then use the same type finish already on it. Watco Danish Oil comes in many colors and is a real nice wood finish. or I would look at a product called Rejuvenate.
  • Rachel Rachel on Jun 12, 2018
    I would try just a wipe over with some oil to start with, that will disguise a multitude of sins on it's own without too much bother
  • Rymea Rymea on Jun 12, 2018
    Try a brown permanent marker
  • Tanya Tanya on Jun 12, 2018
    Old English scratch cover or dark wood furniture polish best done with a a top in several light applications. And old wives truck from lots of military moves is strong tea or espresso cooled then painted on with a sponge brush, you can brew these to a strength to match any wood, and work great on doors,cabinets, furniture nicks and worn panelling