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How Do I Remove Scratches From Oak

Hardwood furniture such as oak is, by its nature, solid and durable and while it does not damage or scratch easily, that isn't to say accidents don't occur. Accidents, bumps and knocks are all too common in the busy family home, so if you discover a scratch or dent in your oak furniture do not despair! There are numerous ways to repair the damage, without compromising the quality of your furniture.

When it comes to stains and watermarks, prevention is the better than the cure, so always use coasters on oak coffee and dining tables. However, when it comes to other types of damage such as scratches, gouges or dents, these are often caused by one off accidents that cannot be prevented. So if you find any damage to your oak furniture, here are some tips to help you repair the damage and restore their natural beauty.

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Repairing surface scratches

Surface scratches should be fairly simple to repair. A surface scratch has not compromised the overall finish of the furniture and will not be discoloured. The simplest method for repairing the scratch is to buff it out using your usual treatment wax and a lint free cloth. Another remedy is to gently rub the inside of a walnut on the affected area to repair the damage. The oil from the nut should match the colour of the wood and sufficiently smooth the scratched surface.

Repairing deeper scratches

For deeper scratches where discolouration has appeared, it may be necessary to use a furniture patching stick to repair the damage. Depending on how deep the scratch is, it might be better to have the furniture professionally refinished.

Alternatively, source a wax furniture patching stick that matches the colour of your furniture and apply to the affected area. Remove the excess once the wax has set and buff the affected area using a lint free cloth and a wax.

Repairing a groove or gouge

If you discover a groove or a gouge in your furniture, the best plan might be to take the furniture to an expert and have it professionally repaired and refinished. However, if you're prepared to tackle the problem yourself, you can repair the gouge using wood filler. Once applied, the filler will take approximately three days to dry. Once it has fully set, sand the affected area and clean away the dust before refinishing with polish or wax.

Oak furniture has always been a popular choice, whether you're looking for a striking dining room set, a rustic coffee table or stunning sideboard for your entrance hallway, oak creates a warm, rustic look that simply never goes out of style.

There are a variety of reasons that oak is such a popular choice for many people, and among those reasons versatility comes out on top. It's warm, honey colour, suits a range of styles and complements both character and contemporary homes. As oak is a very dense, hard wood, it doesn't scratch or damage easily, so oak furniture is always a solid investment that will last for years. Because oak is so durable, it needs very little maintenance to keep it in good condition - simply dusting your oak furniture will keep it in good condition for years to come.So whether you've fallen in love with the warm oak style, or are simply looking for a striking feature piece of furniture that will make your house a home, we've got a wide range of stunning pieces to choose from.

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Cheshire Oak furniture is fast becoming our most popular range of oak. We have been taken by surprise by the popularity of the Cheshire oak. With its modern D-shaped handles yest traditional oak colour it will fit in well into any style of home.

Rustic Oak This classic country style traditional oak range is very popular. There is a solid range of bedroom, living room and occasional furniture in this category

Hereford Rustic OakThis Hereford Rustic Oak furniture collection oozes timeless country charm. The frames are chunky in design and the solid oak furniture frames stand on tapered feet that perfectly complement the Rustic look.

The Soho Curved Oak range is a welcomed addition to any modern home. Contemporary designs that are hand made using traditional construction methods. This furniture is built to last a lifetime and you will no doubt be impressed by the superior quality and finish of each piece.

London Oak also has a nice light finish crossed with a contemporary minimalist approach to design. This too has proved a popular range.

The French Louis Oak furniture range combines elegant French styling with traditional time honoured construction methods giving a range that is both desirable and practical for everyday use.

We believe we offer great value for money with our oak furniture and remember we offer free delivery on everything and we are online only meaning you pay the cheapest price because we have no massive outlets to rent or pushy sales people to employ to try to sell you insurance, lotions and potions. - We care more about Oak Furniture.

Alicia Newman

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