Getting scratches and scuffs on hardwood floors is unfortunately inevitable, especially if you have a busy family. If your floors are looking less than stellar, you don’t need to panic right away! There are a few simply ways you can fix small problems to keep your floors looking great.
Try rubbing on stain-matching crayons and Sharpie pens to hide scratch marks. Wax sticks, such as Minwax Stain Markers, are great scratch busters because they include stain and urethane, which protects the floor’s finish.
Mix and match a few colors till it blends in. And don’t worry if the color is a little off. Real hardwoods mix several tones. As long as you cover the contrasting “white” scratches, color imperfections will match just fine.
2. Sand Deep Scratches
It takes time to repair wood gouges: Sand, fill, sand again, stain, and seal. Here are some tips to make the job go faster.
This will help any big spots, at least until you feel like getting your floors repaired.