Asked on Dec 20, 2014

How can I fix a foot long scratch on my wooden polished floor?

Cheri HugginsSandra AmeyMarion Nesbitt


I have a scratch on my wooden polished floor about a foot long and 5mm wide. What is the best way to fix it please?
10 answers
  • Judy Grecco
    Judy Grecco
    on Dec 21, 2014

    A quick fix would be to rub a walnut, not the shell, the meat into the scratch. I have used this on furniture and other wood surfaces and it helps to hide it.

  • Judy Abbott
    Judy Abbott
    on Dec 21, 2014

    I found shoe polish close to the color of your floorboards is a great cover up

  • Tatjana Lijić
    Tatjana Lijić
    on Dec 21, 2014

    I heard that you can make a mixture of sawdust and glue(the kind that is used to connect peaces of wood) and fill the hole with it..

  • Rosie Walsh
    Rosie Walsh
    on Dec 21, 2014

    I agree with Judy Grecco's suggestion of using a walnut. It's something I do a lot and it works great for my medium stained wood floors.

  • Dee
    on Dec 21, 2014

    Here is what i use, on furniture or floors.OLD ENGLISH scratch cover for dark woods works great. Or they have pens at menards for wood to match the color of your floors. I have tried both and they work great.

  • Carol
    on Dec 21, 2014

    Don't know if it will work, but try steam. Use an iron over damp paper towels or wash cloth. Don't lease the iron the cloth too long but keep checking. I know it works for dings in furniture.

  • Carole
    on Dec 21, 2014

    If the scratch is very deep and noticeable, a bit of wood filler mixed with a colour stain that matches your floors should fix it.

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt
    on Dec 22, 2014

    Good ideas.

  • Sandra Amey
    Sandra Amey
    on Dec 22, 2014

    Also try WATCO's Rejuvinate.

  • Cheri Huggins
    Cheri Huggins
    on Dec 23, 2014

    Thanks everyone for your great tips! Much appreciated.

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