How to Remove Dents in Wood

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How to Get Dents Out of Wood

Dents in wood surfaces can be annoying. But fret not, they can be fixed! Here’s how to remove dents in wood:

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Simply soak a washcloth in water and ring it out a bit so it’s not sopping wet. Put the damp washcloth on the affected area. The water will wick through the wood, and that’s fine. Now, with your iron on its highest setting, place it on the damp washcloth over the affected area, and make small movements back and forth and in circles. Press down firmly and continue until your wash cloth is dry. It won’t take long to evaporate. At this point, the wood fibers are absorbing the water and should expand back to where they were originally. Continue this process and repeat by adding more water until the dents rise up to be flush with the rest of the material.

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Wood dent before: 

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After learning how to remove dents in wood:

HH dent-gone from wood