How to – DIY

How to Patch Scratches & Small Holes in Hardwood Flooring

How to Patch Scratches & Small Holes in Hardwood Flooring

Materials & Tools Needed:

1. Hammer

2. Wood Patch

3. Putty Knife

4. Sand Paper

5. Wood Restorer

 

Procedure on How to Patch Scratches & Small Holes in Hardwood Flooring:

Step 1:

How to patch scratches in hardwood flooring

For fixing small nail holes, ensure that the nails are properly set in the wood. Use a hammer and nail set to drive the nail beneath the surface of the floor. With the help of a putty knife, apply the wood patch to the damaged area. Press the wood patch compound into the hole by pressing the putty knife blade downward until it lies flat on the floor.

Step 2:

How to patch scratches in hardwood floors

Now scrape the excess compound over the surface of the floor and allow the patch to dry. Sand the patch flush with the surrounding surface. Use a fine grit smooth sandpaper and sand in the direction of grains of the floor.

Step 3:

How to patch scratches in wooden flooring

Now apply wood restorer over the sanded surface. Apply coats as much as of wood restorer until the color matches with that of the hardwood floor.

How to Remove Stains in Hardwood Floors

How to Remove Stains in Hardwood Floors

Materials & Tools Needed:

1. Sand paper

2. Oxalic Acid Crystals

3. Rubber gloves

4. Borax

5. Wood restorer

 

Procedure on How to Remove Stains in Hardwood Floors:

Step 1:

How to Remove Stains from Hardwood

Remove the top hardwood floor finish of the stained area by sand paper. Take a cup and dissolve the appropriate amount of oxalic acid crystals in it and apply it over the stained area, make sure to wear rubber gloves before applying the solution. Care should be taken that the solution is to be applied over the darkened stained area only.

Step 2:

How to Remove Stains from Hardwood Floor

Allow the solution to stand for one hour. Now wast the applied solution with 2 table spoons of borax mixed with water. this solution is applied to neutralize the acidic solution applied over it. Now rinse the surface of the floor with water. Allow the wood to completely dry. Now smoothly sand the surface again.

Step 3:

How to Remove Stains from Hardwood Flooring

Apply several coats of wood restorer over the bleached surface until the original color of the wood is obtained.

How to Clean and Renew Hardwood Floors

How to Clean and Renew Hardwood Floors

Materials & Tools Needed:

1. Vacuum Cleaner

2. Hot Water

3. Mild Detergents or Hardwood Floor Cleaning Kit (Prefer Solvent Type only)

4. Rubber Gloves

5. Scrubbing Pad

6. Soft Cloth

7. Paste Wax

8. Buffing Machine.

 

Procedure on How to Clean and Renew Hardwood Floors:

 

Step 1:

How to Clean & Renew Hardwood Floors Clean the floor with vacuum cleaner thoroughly. Ensure the hardwood floor is free from dirt and other foreign particles. Take hot water is a bucket and some detergent in to it and stir well. Also make sure that the detergent should not contain any harmful chemicals like dyes, tri-sodium phosphate or ammonia. Work on 3 ft square sections depending on your convenience, scrub the floor with a nylon scrubbing pad. Wipe up the water with cloth.

Step 2:

How to Clean & Renew Hardwood Floors

Suppose, if the water and detergent didn’t work on the floor, then use a hardwood floor cleaning kit (that are available in market). Make sure to buy the cleaning kit of solvent based type, if you use water based cleaner it may darken the color of the hardwood.

Step 3:

Waxing Polishing Hardwood Floors

After the working on the above steps, when the floor is clean and dry, apply a coat of paste wax. Prefer paste wax instead of liquid wax, though paste wax is difficult to apply but don’t forget that the paste wax gives shine that lasts longer. The wax can be applied by hand and the final finish can be done with the help of buffing machine fitted with synthetic pads.