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How to Remove Scratches from Wooden Kitchen Floors

You could have the finest flooring solution ever, but with the presence of just a few scratches or marring that once perfect floor can easily turn into an eyesore. So we’ve put together a bit of information that we hope you will find helpful in learning how to remove scratches from wooden kitchen floors.

Unfortunately, all wooden floors that are finished with film, regardless of how durable that finish is, are still susceptible to marring and scratching. One of the first things you can is to just ignore the less significant scratches and eventually recoat the entire floor once in a while. However, constantly recoating your floor can certainly add up to an expensive endeavor and will also cause you to have to put up with a marred or scratched floor in between each recoating process.

As a very effective alternative to complete recoating processes, you can fill in the deeper scratches in your floor with floor finish. You can simply apply this floor finish with a fine bristled artist’s brush (make sure it is a smaller brush as you will want to make sure that the finish is only applied to the scratch itself because you don’t want to create an uneven surface when the film dries on areas outside the scratch). You will most likely need to use a couple of coats in order to completely fill up any scratches that have gone all the way through the floor film down to the bare wood. Even if it looks as though you have filled it in to be flush with the floor you will still want to make sure that you do several coats as the filler will dry to below the exact level surface if you do not use enough of it.

Another method that countless homeowners have found to be an effective solution for remedying the marring and scratching in their floor is good old fashioned waxing. But one thing that isn’t still old fashioned about waxing your floor is that the newer types of waxes are water based acrylic waxes which makes them much easier to apply since you simply need to let it dry and don't actually need to buff it afterwards.

And if you have a prefinished floor then you might consider using a floor refresher. These usually feature a low solids acrylic finish and also have the ability to be re-coated over with a floor finish at a later date.

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