Scrap/Scuff marks in prefinished Brazilian Cherry flooring


Old 05-09-14, 03:21 PM
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Scrap/Scuff marks in prefinished Brazilian Cherry flooring

About 7 years ago, my husband and I installed prefinished Brazilian Cherry floors in a house we were living in. The plan was to sell the house in a year or so after we finished a total remodel on another house. Long story short - the market crashed and so we ended up having to rent the house out for the past five years.

We are now planning to sell it and when we got in there after the tenants vacated, we found what appear to be scuff marks from dragging a chair on the floor. It looked like it would clean up but now we find that it is damage to the alum-oxide finish.

Short of screening or totally refinishing the flooring, is there any way to reduce the appearance of these marks? The tenant's damage deposit will not cover an intensive repair job and we just can't spend a lot of money, either.
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Old 05-09-14, 03:25 PM
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If it isn't real bad you should be able to wax/buff most of it out. Another option would be to sand the affected boards and repoly just those boards ... stopping the poly at the ends/edges of the board. If you get the sheen right, it won't show too much compared to the rest.
Old 05-09-14, 04:01 PM
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We have tenants who cause more damage than their deposit will cover all the time and we take them to small claims court if they don't cut us a check when we send them their security deposit report.

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