Good Questions: Descratching a Patch of Hardwood Floor?

Good Questions: Descratching a Patch of Hardwood Floor?

Mar 20, 2007

Hi AT,

I have hard wood floors and they are scratched in one 2 foot by 2 foot area. Short of hiring someone to refinish the floors are there other solutions?


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Hi Brad,

If the scratches aren't too deep you can cover them with color-matched putty sticks, which you can get at hardware stores. This method is kind of like coloring in your gray hairs without dying the whole head.

Start by cleaning the area with a solution of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in 1 gallon of water, and then rub the putty stick over the damaged spot. Let it dry and then burnish it with a clean cloth.

Anyone else?

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