I want to remove drag marks from my 60+ year old pine wood floors.

by Elver
The marks are from kids sliding chairs across the room and my floors have become quite scuffed. I have lines from the wooden chair legs & all over the floors. What type of cleaner/solution can I use??
  15 answers
  • Irene Irene on Jul 11, 2016
    Old English should do it just fine.
  • Deb Deb on Jul 11, 2016
    the Mr Clean pads - blue on one side, white on the other. I just barely dampened and they came right off
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 11, 2016
    If they are just scuff marks and not deep scratches use regular toothpaste.
  • Liz Liz on Jul 11, 2016
    Irene is right about Old English! It is a liquid furniture/wood polish and scratch cover. It comes in one for lighter wood, and one for darker wood. We've used it for 30 years, and it works great even on kitchen cabinets. To use on your floors, pick either the light or dark Old English, move the furniture, squirt a small amount over the scuffed floor and rub in with something like a Swiffer dry floor duster. (I like to put a man's thick, white sock over the end of the Swiffer.) Just rub in the Old English to cover all the scuffs/scratches. Then move on to another area of floor, until you have all your floors treated with Old English. Then, put a clean sock on your Swiffer and buff your floors to a shine. (Using something like a Swiffer & sock keeps you from having to get down on your hands and knees.) My floors look like new after doing this. Good luck!
  • The Piddler The Piddler on Jul 11, 2016
    Attach scuff pads (either stick on or the ones with nails) to the chairs and , for the scuff and black marks, try vigorously rubbing the marks with a tennis ball.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jul 12, 2016
    More difficult marks try a bit of auto rubbing compound.
  • Linda Linda on Jul 12, 2016
    Not sure if Mr.Clean pads are the same as Magic Eraser. I have removed some scuffs and black marks off floors, walls and base boards before with them.
  • Chr4819647 Chr4819647 on Jul 12, 2016
    I rubbed my scratches with a shelled pecan nut to the point of using up most of the nutmeat and the scratches disappeared into the finish on these 120 year old pine floors!
    • Elver Elver on Jul 13, 2016
      Wow Chrisq that's a new one on me. I'll give it a try. Thanks😀
  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on Jul 12, 2016
    If it's marked into the wood and not just the finish, you may need to buff/sand the marks out and then put on another layer of finish, depending on what your floors' topcoat is.
  • Susan Susan on Jul 12, 2016
    Johnson's Liquid Wax (which is experiencing a real comeback from the 50's). Then use a small electric buffer to polish the wax to a beautiful shine.
    • Elver Elver on Jul 13, 2016
      Yes! Susan thanks! I do remember my Mom using that on the floors. I'll try this ad well 😀
  • Elver Elver on Jul 17, 2016
    I tried a combo of all the solutions given & for the most part they worked. I topped it off with Bona hardwood floor cleaner & my floors ate looking good again. Than k s everyone ::) or the feedback.
  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on Jul 18, 2016
    Glad it worked out!
  • Elver Elver on Jul 21, 2016
    Thanks All!!
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 08, 2022

    Maybe a steam cleaner will swell the wood and lift it back to how it was?

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 08, 2022

    Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with warm water to create a paste. Use a microfiber cloth to scrub the paste over the affected area until the scuff mark disappears. Wipe over the area with a damp microfiber cloth to remove any residue. Dry the area with a towel or clean microfiber cloth.