It’s likely that your home is filled with various surfaces, some of which you probably take great pains to keep looking nice. But, as many of us have likely found out, all it takes is one wrong move to scratch them up pretty good.
Luckily, it only takes a quick DIY to solve each surface conundrum! Whether it be wood, glass, marble or leather here’s a quick fix for any scratched surface you might come across.
1. Eyeglass Lenses
Scratches on your glasses (although a fun rhyme) are incredibly annoying since, you know, you need them to see. But the solution is actually a quick, cheap buffer that’s about to be your new go-to solution: toothpaste.
Opt for a toothpaste that’s non-abrasive and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals for whitening. Then, with a cotton ball or soft cloth, rub toothpaste on the lens in a circular motion. Do so for about 10 seconds and then rinse with cool water. More than one application may be required for deeper scratches.
2. China Plateware
There’s nothing more annoying than pulling out your fine china, just to find your only fancy plates scratched up. Ugh. Above is a brief tutorial from Simplemost, which will show you how to make your plates look good-as-new with just a few ingredients.
3. Car Paint
Sure, your car might not be something IN your home, but it’s something that gets scratched up more than almost anything else. But before you run out to spend hundreds (or thousands, depending on how bad the damage is) at an auto body place, try this DIY tutorial from Chris Fix.
All you’ll need is soapy water, car wax, tape, and sandpaper.
4. Patent Leather Shoes
You’re heading out for a night on the town, you pull out your dancing shoes – and you stop in your tracks when you see a huge scratch on the patent leather. Don’t waste time planning another outfit!
Instead, try this hack: rub a little Vaseline on the scuff/scratch with a Q-Tip until it starts to fill in. They’ll look like brand new kick after just a mintue or so!
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