DEALING WITH SCRATCHED HARDWOOD FLOORS

Dated: 04/09/2018

Views: 30

Image title

Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use from kids playing with toys and chairs being shuffled around, it may be time for some DIY fixes.

Hiding scratches: If you’ve got a good eye for matching colors, you can actually use crayons or markers or purchase wax sticks from the hardware store to fill-in scratches. Try to match the stain color on your floors, but don’t worry if it’s a little off. If the color is close, once the scratch is filled, it’ll look like a variation in the wood grain.

Polishing floors: You can make a polish solution for your floors from household ingredients. Mix olive oil and vinegar in equal parts, pour it directly into scratches, and then wipe it off after 24 hours. It may take several applications, but this homemade polish will fill and cover most scratches.

Image title

Clever decor: It’s not a long-term solution, but sometimes the most painless way to fix scratches in your floors is to cover them with a rug or furniture arrangement.

Spot sanding: For deeper scratches, you’ll need to spot sand with fine steel wool or sandpaper, use wood filler, and stain and seal the repaired area.

Image title



BLOG CREDITS: http://www.breakthroughbroker.com/dealing_with_scratched_hardwood_floors#.WsudJIhubIU

Blog author image

Ann Nguyen CalBRE 00998262

When reading REALTOR® Ann Nguyen's many testimonials, one message becomes abundantly clear. She genuinely cares for each and every one of her clients. As a result, her service always exceeds their ex....

Latest Blog Posts

Fall Events & Activities!

From SPORTS AND ADVENTURES, MUSIC AND FESTIVALS, ARTS AND CULTURES to your TASTE BUDDIES, Truckee offers higly festive events and activities that will truly give you satisfying experience in your

Read More

Happy Dog, Happy Home: Tips for Helping Your Pet Feel Secure in Your New Home

Anyone who’s ever owned a dog knows that they have distinct personalities, as people do. In fact, most owners could point out their pets even when paired with a member of the same breed and

Read More

11777 China Camp Rd Truckee CA 96161 | Lot for Sale

Your dreams will come true when you see the pictures and say, this is the place!  Stunning views, more than half an acre of space, and a genuine sense of tranquility are just a few of the

Read More

11483 Chamonix Rd Truckee CA 96161 | Tahoe Donner Acreage for Sale

The perfect location for your custom-built mountain retreat.Who doesn’t dream of finding the perfect property to build a resort home for weekend getaways and a break from the busy workweek?

Read More