Pet scrathes

How do you get scratches out of a door, or at least diminish the look its an oak bath door?
  15 answers
  • AmericanWoman AmericanWoman on Jul 20, 2015
    I would use a palm sander with 80 grit sandpaper.

  • Kiff Harvey Kiff Harvey on Jul 20, 2015
    power sander they will be impossible to disguise

  • Sue McGee Sue McGee on Jul 21, 2015
    I wouldn't go full tilt with a power sander first, try hand sanding out the scratches (if they're too deep, then you can resort to a power sander.) Remember to sand in the direction of the wood grain, and finish with a finer grit paper. The hard part is matching the stain (hopefully you know what the stain brand/color is already?) If not, take a picture with your phone & take it to the store with you. You may have to do more than one coat of stain. Then finish with a coat of varnish. You may not be able to completely eliminate the scratches but should be able to diminish them. I feel for you, I have a pug who does NOT like to be on the other side of a closed door from her humans! I had to sand and restain a couple of poplar doors before I learned to double check to make sure I wasn't accidentally shutting her in a room!

  • Mary cynova Mary cynova on Jul 21, 2015
    Old English Scratch Cover...maryc

  • Tammy Tammy on Jul 21, 2015
    Old English works wonders!!!!

  • Mary Thorne Mary Thorne on Jul 21, 2015
    I used denatured alcohol, wiped it down with water, lightly sanded and restained.

  • D & K D & K on Jul 21, 2015
    I/2 boiled linseed oil and 1/2 mineral spirits. Mix the two together, apply to the scratches, let it sit a minute or two then wipe off any excess. I've been making this mixture for years and I use it regularly. I even bottle it and give to my clients.

  • Janet Cordingly Stout Janet Cordingly Stout on Jul 21, 2015
    Take the meat of a walnut and rub on the scratch. I used that on my oak table and worked well.

  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on Jul 21, 2015
    I read that you can take a banana peel and rub on scratch to conceal it. I have concealed scratches by buying a small container of matching stain and dip a cloth in it and rubbed over the entire piece of furniture. Then take a clean cloth and rub over the furniture again removing excess stain. It worked well on the piece I worked on and all the little nicks and scratches disappeared.

  • Judith Grimont Judith Grimont on Jul 21, 2015

  • MahtaMouse MahtaMouse on Jul 22, 2015
    Go to Lowes or Home Depot and pick up a Minwax (touch up) stain pen.

  • Puppymom Puppymom on Jul 22, 2015
    After repairing door I would attach a clear plastic cover to protect in the future. I think they attach easily. Check for door protectors.

  • Carol Colburn Carol Colburn on Jul 24, 2015
    Brass plate

  • Carla Carla on Aug 14, 2015
    Old English works great too!!