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A scratch or gouge on a painted chair or table detracts from its good looks, but fortunately, you can restore the item to its former glory without having to completely repaint it. Instead, use the tip of a toothpick to lightly dab a bit of matching paint directly on the scratched area. A toothpick works even better than a small paintbrush, which is more likely to smear excess paint on the surface.
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