How to get cigarette burns out of wood floors

by Michael
How to can I get cigarette burns out of hardwood floors?
  6 answers
  • There are a alot of factors here: surface burns or are they deep into the wood? How old are the floors? Because sanding and refinishing the floors may have to be in the future. It is really hard to get burns out (I tried in our fixer upper because the previous owner smoked). You can try to lightly sand them or use steel wool if the burns are not too deep and see if you can sand them away and try to match the stain and finish. Good luck
  • Becky Becky on Mar 03, 2016
    That was going to be my answer, too...that or a throw rug! :)
  • Patti McCarty Patti McCarty on Mar 03, 2016
    If it is just a little spot, try a gentle buffing of steel wool and some Old English Scratch Remover. Regardless of the color of your floor stain, don't be afraid to use the "dark" version of this furniture polish. Let it set, rub it off. If that doesn't work... re-arrange the furniture or buy a rug. LOL
  • Kincaid99 Kincaid99 on Mar 03, 2016
    I would sand it until it is lighter, don't let the sanded stuff stay on when making a decision if light enough, clean it off completely as it will look lighter, Old English, dark shoe polish, put it on and let it set, then buff, try more applications until it looks good, if it still shows, you can retry. If all else fails, cover it or live with it. Unless you are ready to redo the whole floor
  • Lulu Lulu on Mar 03, 2016
    I would suggest a light finger tip sanding with very fine sand paper to remove the charred wood and a dab of min wax stain.. Also tell your friends that your house is proudly a smoke free environment.