How To Restore Old Wood With Coconut Oil

If you have any piece of wooden furniture that looks aged, and you are thinking of getting rid of them, don’t do it! Here I show you how to restore old wood with coconut oil step by step.

That old wooden piece of furniture that is still structurally sound deserves a second chance to remain in your home. It doesn’t matter if its surface is chipped, if the paint looks old, or if the wood has become very dry. This post will show you how easy it is to restore it using coconut oil, giving it an exquisite and decorative “vintage” look. Continue reading to find out how!

Restoring Old Wood with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil nourishes and moisturizes wood while restoring its natural color and giving it a shine. It even removes any musty or old wood smell it may have! This method is straightforward.

You will need

  • Sandpaper for wood
  • Clean rags
  • Furniture wax


  • Coconut Oil


  • Sand the wood. The sanding should remove any marks, dents, and the original stain.
  • Wash it with warm soapy water to clean it. Let the wood dry completely.
  • Using a dry and clean rag, rub a thin layer of coconut oil into the wood.
  • Let it work for 10-15 minutes.
  • Polish using another dry piece of cloth, using broad circular movements.
  • If the wood is very dry, repeat the previous two steps.
  • For extra protection, apply a fine coat of furniture wax.

In case the wood has trims or reliefs, you can use a hairdryer to melt any excess coconut oil that may remain in it.

Coconut oil works so well that I recommend you try it on any piece of wooden furniture that has become dry or looks worn or aged. I assure you that you will love the result, and another significant benefit is that it is non-toxic.

Using this excellent oil is a fast, easy, and completely safe way to restore antique wood, furniture, and other unfinished objects.

The best part is that with the same coconut oil that you use to take care for your hair, make your moisturizing lotion bars, or care for your teeth and gums, you can renew old and dry wood, lending it a new, highly decorative look.

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