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Repairing Fine Scratches in Hardwood Floors

Fine scratches in wood flooring are both thin and shallow. These are the types of scratches that may be caused by sliding boxes or chairs across the floor. Since they are shallow, these scratches can often be sanded by hand to minimize their depth, while supplementing with color-blending techniques.

Choose a floor color marker that is similar to the floor color.

If possible, test the marker for color accuracy in a non-visible area.

On the scratched area, lightly brush the floor colorant over one area of the scratches. If this proves successful, continue to the rest of the scratches.

For a natural alternative for lighter colored wood flooring, try rubbing a raw walnut or walnut meal into the scratches. Depending on the color of your flooring, a solution made of equal parts olive oil and vinegar can be effective, too.

If you need to sand, begin with the fine grade steel wool. Lightly rub it over the scratches, then clean with a tack cloth.

If the scratches are numerous and the floor coating around the scratches is still in good condition, try rubbing wood stain over the area and then quickly wipe it clean. The stain should penetrate the raw wood only.

Next: Repairing Deep Scratches!

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