Remove Dents from Wood

Try this helpful tip if you’ve got any dents in wood floor/ furniture in your home. It will work best on ‘new’ dents but can help get rid of older dents as well.

Important things to note:

  • This will only work where the wood has been compacted or compressed, not where it’s been removed completely
  • If the wood has a finish or been painted (which most probably will) we do recommend you test in a hidden spot to make sure the finish won’t come away

You’ll Need:

A clean damp cloth or paper towel and an iron with a steam function


  1. Wet the dent
  2. Apply a wet cloth or paper towel to the area
  3. With the iron on High apply to the wet towel or cloth and make a circular motion. Be sure to keep the iron moving so as not to burn the towel
  4. Make sure there is a lot of steam being generated and keep doing this for 3-5 minutes
  5. Check your results!

For deeper and older dents you might find a bit of dirt rises to the surface, leaving a bit of a mark. If this is the case, you can try to gently sand the area and then apply some oil or finish to match the wood.

Good luck and happy fixing!

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