Q: I had to use a walker with wheels recently after surgery. I have marks on my original hardwood floors where I had to walk. How do I repair these?
A: What type of marks do you mean? Scratches? Actual impressions or indentations in the wood? Rubber marks?
Follow-up: They look like scratches from the wheels of the walker. The “path” is much lighter than the actual wood. Only where I walked with the walker. I can’t tell if they are impressions or scratches. They are white in color and you can really see my path.
A: I can’t imagine a good visual of what is going on exactly. If it is rubber from the wheels it might rub off with just a cloth dampened with water or a solvent like mineral spirits or alcohol. If it is finish wear, then a light sanding with fine sandpaper and applying a thin coat of matching finish might help.
Follow-up: This is a good start, so thank you! I was devastated when I realized what was going on, and I have to use the walker another 4 weeks! I’ll give both a try once I can get down and do it. Thank you so much for the input!