Q: I was cleaning my daughters room and she had a poster board on the floor and some water had gotten on the paper. Now there is ink from the paper stained on the floor.
How do I get it out?
A: You can try a polyurethane cleaner from your local hardwood flooring supply store. However, if the ink has gotten into the wood itself, you may have to remove and replace the board.
Q: How do I remove graphite stains from a wood floor?
A: I would try a soft eraser.
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