Soak a small cloth wring it out place it over the dented area and leave it overnight. Once you apply heat to the spot the wood will expand and the dent will lift right out.
Now with your iron on its highest setting hold it over the affected area and make small movements back and forth and in circles.
How to get dents out of wood table. Do this for a few minutes and check your results. Just enough to cover the dent s. Place a damp cloth over the dent.
Hold the blade in front of the damage not touching the surface. When the cloth begins to dry out remove the iron. Step 1 Fill the wood dent with a few drops of plain hot water from an eyedropper.
Unlike many other surface damages to your wood furniture a dent is actual damage to the wood and not the finish necessarily. Give the water time to soak into the wood. We at Hardwood Artisans think of the furniture pieces we create as our ambassadors.
Small dents can frequently be corrected with just a couple drops of water. Keep the blade moving as you touch down on the surface just before you drag the blade over the fill. Level the fill with the knife.
Hold it there until steam begins to rise up. Raising the dent from a wood surface will restore the beauty and leave the surface without a trace of damage. Remove any lacquer or varnish with the steel wool.
Depending on the force of the blow the dent could be wide and shallow or deep like a puncture. Place the tip of a hot iron on the cloth directly over the dent and apply a small amount of pressure. Let the wood sit for a minute or two to absorb as much moisture as possible.
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. Put the damp washcloth on the affected area. Cover it with your paper towelrag.
The water will absorb into the wood raising the depressed area. Dents occur when the wood in the furniture is forcefully compressed. Put a dab of water on the affected area.
At this point the water will wick through the material. In my case I did this for about 3-5 minutes. With the iron on High apply the iron to the wet paper towel or cloth and make a circular motion dont keep it in just one position as this might burn the surface of the towel.
As the water seeps into the wood it will cause it to soften and become pliable. Make sure there is a lot of steam being generated. Check back in the morning and if the wood has swelled enough to erase the dents let the affected area dry.
Drop two or three drops of water into the dent and let it sit for a day or two. It is important to us that you like your Hardwood Artisans furniture whil. If the surface is not flat skip to Step 2.
Try using some mineral spirits to remove the poly. Simply soak a washcloth in water and ring it out a bit so its not sopping wet. The water will wick through the wood and thats fine.
I this video I show the hot water and iron method on solid wood to make a compressed ding pop back out to its original shape. To fix the dent. You can also try a green kitchen scrubby to remove the poly.