Dents in new pine floor

Old 04-16-07, 01:50 PM
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Dents in new pine floor

Recently installed a new pine floor w/ stain and tung oil. During cabinet installation I picked up a few dings. I've been told that an iron over a wet rag will raise the dents - is this correct and safe. I don't want to ruin the floor. Any other suggestions ?

Old 04-16-07, 02:28 PM
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You can 'sometimes' raise small dents by placing a few drops of water on them, and allowing the wood to swell back to its original shape. Applying mild heat with an iron over a towel helps this process along. Proceed with caution if using heat in order to not damage finish.
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Pine is soft and more dents are going to happen - be careful.

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