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JJW215 04-16-2012 06:25 PM

Need help repairing Hardwood floors
Evening all.

I am new to the site, and hoping that maybe some folks here could be of assistance. I have hardwood floors (oak maybe?) that are really light in color. Unfortunately, I never put protection guards on the bottom of my couches when I moved in. Over the last few years, the couches have caused some significant scratches in the hardwood floors from moving about. I now have guards on the couches, but it does me no good for the scratches already in place!

I have tried sanding, wood filler, stain and polyurethane. I've even tried rubbing oil onto the scratched part of the wood. The problem is that no matter what I do, the end result is that the scratched part comes out looking darker than the rest of the finished floor. I've only tried on a couple spots, and I'd rather have the scratches than what I'm doing to the floor in my attempts. Any pointers on what I might be able to do would be very much appreciated!!

user1007 04-16-2012 06:36 PM

You might try WoodEpox, part of the epoxy wood restoration process from Abatron. You may find you have better control over color of an epoxy filler than trying to match a wood putty type colored filler. You may end up having to sand the floors down to the depth of the scratches for true uniformity again.

mamascabinet 04-17-2012 12:44 AM

Try staining in stages
you are lucky you can re stain them. I would thin down the stain and do it in stages to blend it in.

i had an unlucky customer that had some poor quality bamboo floors with an aluminum oxide finish and had to rip them out and replace 2 boxes of hardwood. lucky they had extra boxes laying around.

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