How do I repair minor scratches in my hardwood floor?
Modern wood-floor finishes can take quite a bit of abuse, but accidents do happen. You can try to camouflage scratches and other minor damage on an otherwise beautiful floor. If the results don’t satisfy you or if you can’t make certain areas blend in, a screening and overcoat may help. Some situations require complete refinishing. Fixing a surface-coated floor Instructions * STEP 1: For a small, relatively inconspicuous area on a surface-coated or film-forming floor, try cleaning with very fine steel wool followed by paste wax. * STEP 2: If that fails, apply a little of the same finish directly on the scratch with an artist’s brush. If possible, contact the manufacturer of a factory-finished floor or the installer of a site-finished floor to determine the finish. Or use polyurethane with a comparable sheen. * STEP 3: Put a cloth lightly dampened with mineral spirits over your fingertip, and immediately wipe off the excess finish before it dries. * STEP 4: When the finish is dry, buff