Naturally Repair Wood With Vinegar and Canola Oil. So, for a super cheap, use 3/4 cup of oil, add 1/4 cup vinegar. white or apple cider vinegar, mix it in a jar, then rub it into the wood. You don’t need to wipe it off; the wood just soaks it in.
And here is where I get brutally honest....I bought a quart of that crazy over priced chalk paint and I compared it to the home made. Hands down, the homemade was better! Don't take my word for it...try it for yourself!