Cigarette burn marks on hardwood floor

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Q: How do I get burn marks off my wood floors? They are cigarette burn marks. I don’t want to get floors redone for a few little spots.

A: If the burns are confined to the surface only, you may be able to moisten fine steel wool with appropriate floor cleaner and rub it out. don’t use steel wool if the finish is water borne. If the stain is deeper, you may have to use a hand scraper, fine sand paper, then apply several thin coats of finish with a small brush. You may have a better blend if you lightly sand the entire board, and on the final coat of finish on the burn mark, coat the entire board.

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One comment on “Cigarette burn marks on hardwood floor

  1. Okay. I have official bench envy! It kills me what pelope find on Craig’s list. I guess I just don’t look enough, but I never see any great stuff. And I’m a DIYer and not afraid to do transformations, so it’s not like I look for perfection! Anyway, good for you to have found this. I look forward to seeing how the room changes. I admire your patience — you wait and find the right thing. That’s a skill all its own!

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