Hardwood Repairs

We’ve all experienced it. Whether it’s on a wood floor or furniture, scratches happen! While some of them can be more serious and need professional help, the minor ones you can do yourself. Here’s how…

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Wax Sticks

These are often found in floor care kits. If not it can be purchased at a local hardware store and applied with a Q-Tip.  Make sure not to over apply as you may see it in the right lighting.

Stain Pens

These can be found at most stores. Find the closest color and apply either with the pen itself or again with a Q-Tip or even a smaller paint brush.

Floor repair kits

For larger scratches, they sell a product made of plastic thermo polymers. These can be melted down (melting gun included in kit) and patched into the floor. They come in several shade and can even be mixed to get a shade closest to your own

Redo the floor

There are some example where patching just isn’t an option. Whether its pet stains, different finishes or just a larger damaged area, sanding is going to have to take place. You can try to re stain a darker color but some damages like pet stains will still show through. You can try it yourself but this is where you might want to call a professional. Redoing a hardwood floor is always more work than it seems.

Worst comes to worse, throw a rug over it!

I know it sounds like an easy way out but sometimes easiest and cheapest IS the way to go. Last week I had a new refrigerator delivered. As they were sliding it into place, they made significant damage right in the middle of my kitchen floor. While I work out the details of how and who is going to fix this problem, I decided to throw a rug over it for now and you know what? It’s not so bad. It at least makes it tolerable until I can get it fixed and no one else knows its there. As they say, “Out of sight, out of mind.”

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