So you just put a scratch in your hardwood floors and I know you are thinking, “Oh nooooo”! But the reality is, it happens and it’s ok. In this blog we suggest one way that you the homeowner can “touch up” your own hardwood flooring and not have to call a professional.
Scratched hardwoods are never fun, but it is important to note that restoring them is nearly always a possible.
The tips below are just tips and depending on the severity of the scratch, DIY repair may not be successful, but it’s worth a try. And if the DIY approach is not a success, know that hardwood flooring experts from Tri Point Flooring in Cary, NC can get your wood floor scratch fixed.
As the owner of wooden flooring, know that you should always keep MinWax stain pens available.
You do not need the exact same color, just a close match. Remember you are only trying to fix a scratch and not to completely refinish your entire floor.
So you’ve got the closest color match stain pen for your wood floor color, what do you do now? Simple. Be sure to first give the stain pen a shake for at least 30 seconds. This will properly mix the stain in the pen making it a consistent color. Then, simply rub the pen onto the scratch. The stain may not come out on 1st attempt if this is a new pen. However, continuing to press the tip of the stain pen gently will get the stain flowing. Once the stain does come out, let it sit in the scratch for a couple of minutes. After letting it sit for a few minutes you will take a cloth and gently wipe the area you just applied stain to. You should see that the scratch has absorbed the stain and now making the scratch less obvious. The scratch indentation may still be noticeable at certain angles but the white noticeable scratch should no longer be such an eye sore.
If this doesn’t work and you still seek wooden floor scratch restoration, contact us, Tri Point Flooring.
We will provide you with a free hardwood floor repair estimate. When you are ready for your restoration, just let us know and we will work with you to schedule your flooring repair appointment. We work hard so you don’t have to!