A few boards shinier than the rest of the floor

Q: I just had my hardwood floors refinished and the contractor came back a few days later to do a touch up. He has left a few boards shinier than the rest of the floor, and the lighting in the house really spotlights it.

Is there any way to diminish the shine on a small area?

A: If he used a satin finish, he will have to make sure it is well mixed. For the boards that are too shiny, he will need to buff with a fine abrasive or steel wool (unless he used waterborne, then do not use steel wool) to remove the gloss. He needs to carefully do this to each entire board that is affected. He probably should apply some painters tape along all the edges so the finish doesn’t get on adjoining boards. Clean all dust off and apply a thin coat.