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Scratch On New Re-finished Hardwood Floors - Can It Be Fixed?

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07-30-13, 07:33 AM   #1  
Scratch On New Re-finished Hardwood Floors - Can It Be Fixed?


I just got my hardwood floors re-finished before moving into my new house. After the furniture move I noticed 2 scratches in the bedroom; is it possible to fix these scratches?

It looks like just the polyurethane got scratched, and not the actual hardwood floors. The polyurethane only got 1 day to dry; we got delayed on the floors and the timing for the move wasn't exactly what we planned, but the polyurethane wasn't sticky anymore.

Thank you!

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07-30-13, 09:55 AM   #2  
If it was just the poly, you may be able to sand and add a little poly and make this mark go away. I don't know if I could pull it off but I have witnessed the before and after from my ex-mother-in-law doing this so I know it can be done.

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07-30-13, 04:03 PM   #3  
I'd try scrubbing it with some mineral spirits first - some times you get lucky

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