Gouge In Oak Flooring - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #1
Shooloo2
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Western WI
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

gouge in oak flooring


I love this site already! My son (I love him dearly) put a nice gouge, at least 1/4" deep and 1/2" long in our oak floor. Do they make a product that I can use to fill this in and then cover it over to match the color?

Advertisement

Shooloo2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
Disabled wood vet
 
titanoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,646
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

gouge in oak flooring


Find a hidden area that you can sand to create a little oak dust and mix it with a little Elmers to make an exact match if you can't find a putty that will match to your liking.

Sent from a Samsung Galaxy S2

Advertisement

titanoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,271
Rewards Points: 3,182
Default

gouge in oak flooring


I use a ' shellac stick' "burn in stick'--'lacquer stick'

It's old school but works well---The stick melts when heated with an alcohol lamp or torch--

Surrounding area gets masked off with aluminum foil- shellac melted onto a burn in tool or artists pallet knife---spread carefully into damage---then sanded with very fine sand paper on a wood block.

Add a little new varnish or wax the area and done---

The sticks come in a bunch of colors---Mike---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,717
Rewards Points: 550
Default

gouge in oak flooring


And if that does not work it's a simple job to just remove that one board and replace it. The hard part is matching the old finish.
May not be a DIY job.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lumber Liquidators Bud Cline Flooring 11 10-28-2011 03:00 PM
asbestos in our ripped up flooring?? 6fthook Flooring 16 07-30-2011 12:06 AM
Installing Hardwood Flooring on Concrete Flooring, Condo slickwilly789 Flooring 1 10-08-2010 09:53 PM
Fix/hide/improve gouge in hardwood flooring Leah Frances Carpentry 4 11-23-2009 02:39 PM
Installing engineered flooring in the Philippines Flt_Simulation Flooring 15 07-21-2009 09:00 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts