Cedar spray dissolved finish in small area

Q: I have an area of my hardwood floor where the finish dissolved and is sticky because I accidentally sprayed something on it. About 2′ by 2′. Can I repair it? Continue reading Cedar spray dissolved finish in small area

Small bb sized dents all over laminate floor

Q: My husband and I installed laminate, click-together hardwood floors throughout our kitchen and living room about 8 months ago. I’ve started to notice dozens of small bb sized dents all over the floor. I’d like tip be able to fix it, but mostly I want to know what’s causing it? I’ve dropped a couple things on the floor without denting the floor, so I know it’s durable, but I just can’t figure this one out.

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Mark from one drop of sweat while applying poly

Q: One drop of sweat fell on the floor while applying a final coat of water based poly. Should I try micro buffing just that spot and touching up with a small artists brush? Continue reading Mark from one drop of sweat while applying poly

Stripes where blue painters tape was

Q: I just had oil finished hardwood floors installed. The installers used blue painters tape to hold the boards down and together while installing. When they pulled the tape from the floors it left stripes. They have cleaned the area of the tape residue, but marks are still visible. Is there a way to fix this without pulling up all the damaged boards? Continue reading Stripes where blue painters tape was

Spot treating a dent in floor

Q: We recently had our floors sanded and refinished. We used a Bona satin finish (the one with the hardener). It looked really nice and then a coffee cup with metal left a large crescent shaped dent in 2 boards. My husband has attempted to fix the affected 2 boards by sanding, restraining and applying the topcoat with a stain brush. He is on the 3rd coat and it’s really highlighted. Continue reading Spot treating a dent in floor

Vacuum cleaner blade got hot and melted the finish

Q: I have dark Brazilian Cherry wood floors. It appears, in a few places, that the vacuum cleaner blade got hot and melted off the finish of the floor. It’s a line about 8 inches long and 1 inch wide. My floor is a matte finish, but where these lines are it’s now shiny. Continue reading Vacuum cleaner blade got hot and melted the finish

Droplet marks on our floor where rug cleaning machine leaked

Q: We have a dark walnut prefinished floor with a urethane coat. My husband cleaned our rugs with a rented machine, which needed a cleaning of it’s own. Now there are drop marks on our floor where the machine leaked. Continue reading Droplet marks on our floor where rug cleaning machine leaked

Yellow highlighter colored marks on floor

Q: We just discovered stains that look to be small splatters of liquid on our light hardwood floors. They are the color of yellow highlighter. The house was brand new when we moved in, in January, nine months ago. We hadn’t noticed them until this afternoon. We cannot figure out what they might be. They seem to trail across the kitchen. Continue reading Yellow highlighter colored marks on floor

Scrubbed a few marks out of the floor with a scrub pad, also scrubbed off the finish

Q: I was cleaning the wood floors in the apartment I moved into this week, and I scrubbed a few marks out of the floor with a scrub pad. I was able to remove the marks, but I also took the finish off the floor in a couple of the spots. Continue reading Scrubbed a few marks out of the floor with a scrub pad, also scrubbed off the finish

Repairing burn marks on floor

Q: I had to belt sand a burned oak floor. In spots I got the stain correct [matching golden oak], now I want to feather the urethane edge. The original floor is 4 coats of urethane I think. The divots were 1/8 deep. Continue reading Repairing burn marks on floor