Clean the scratched areas with a cloth soaked in warm water, and allow them to dry. Remove all debris from the scratches.
Scoop a dime-sized amount of filler onto the edge of a wood trowel, and fill the scratches by smoothing the trowel at an angle across each scratch. Fill in the scratches to the same level as the table's surface.
Wipe the excess filler away with a dry, clean, lint-free towel.
Wipe a thin layer of wood sealer across the filled areas using the towel from Step 3. Use enough wood filler to create a slightly visible coat when first applied.
Allow the wood sealer to dry according to package directions.
Wipe the surface of the table with warm water and a few drops of food-safe cleaner. Once your table has dried, you can begin using it again.
Things You Will Need
- Two clean cloths
- Wood filler
- Plastic trowel
- Wood sealer
- Food-safe cleaner
- Seal the wood filler with clear nail polish if you desire.
- Use a plastic, rather than a metal, trowel to apply the wood filler, which will prevent any additional damage to the table's surface.
- Purchase a filler that matches your wood color.