How To Repair Scratches On A Hardwood Floor

 

 

 

Hardwood floors impart a classy warmth and beauty to the rooms in your home. Hardwood floors are also easy to maintain and clean. However one big drawback with hardwood floors is their tendency to get damaged by abrasive materials. Hardwood floors can quickly get scratched and these marks can make your flooring look dirty and untidy.

Also, with time hardwood floors lose their shine and can appear dull. There are various simple ways to repair the scratch marks and other minor damages on a hardwood floor. There are also methods to polish hardwood floor to make them appear shiny, clean and polished. This article includes simple yet effective ways by which you can repair hardwood floors. Follow the simple guidelines mentioned here to repair hardwood floors yourself so that you can save on money.

 

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Instructions

  • More often than often, hardwood floors get scratched when used over a period of time. You can easily tackle this problem by determining the type of scratch. If the scratch is superficial and on the surface of the wood flooring you can easily fix it. Scratches that have penetrated the wooden surface need a slightly different approach when attempting to fix them. Deep scratches are stubborn to fix and you may need the help of a professional to do the job.
  • To fix a superficial scratch, begin by scrubbing the scratch with a fine steel scrubber. This will rough up the area surrounding the scratch so that you will be able to apply the finishing touches better. However ensure you always scrub in the direction of the grain of the wood. If not, you may end up creating more scratches on your wooden floor. You can also use a sandpaper to scrub the edges of the scratch.
  • The next step is to thoroughly clean the area you have just scrubbed. This will ensure that there is no dust lying around when you are applying the finishing polish, thereby enabling you to do the job neatly. Use a damp cloth to clean the area and smoothen it completely. If the scratch is very minor you can simply apply a coat of Urethane finish to repair the damage. Ensure that the shade of the finishing polish you use matches accurately with the color of your wooden flooring.
  • Some scratches are however very deep and may require extra repair work. For deeper scratches after scrubbing them and cleaning the area, you will need to use wood fillers to repair the damage. Using a plastic putty knife, apply the pre-mixed wood filler to fill the deep scratch. Ensure the wood filler matches the color of your wooden flooring.
  • Do not use any sharp edged instrument to apply the filler on the scratch as this can create further damage on your wooden floor. Once the filler has dried out completely, use a sandpaper to gently remove any excess filler. The finishing step would be to apply a coat varnish, polyurethane, or any other similar product to restore the damage. Ensure the finishing paint you use is of the same shade as the color of the wooden floor.
  • How To Repair Scratches On A Hardwood Floor

    How To Repair Scratches On A Hardwood Floor

    Hardwood floors impart a classy warmth and beauty to the rooms in your home. Hardwood floors are also easy to maintain and clean. However one big drawback with

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