Q: I have a wood floor that looks like hand scratched with a gloss. We are just moving into this home. They had a pet gate at the top of the stairs with a caster wheel that put a half circular rut into the floor. What is the best way to not make it look so noticeable? Touch up marker, sand it lightly, polyurethane?
A: You mean hand scraped? It depends how deep the ‘rut’ is, but I would try all the things you mentioned. The next step would be to scrape all the finish off the affected boards and do them over. As a side note, it is my view that hand scraped floors should never be finished with polyurethane but you have to deal with what you are inheriting.
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