Fix the scratch in my hardwood floor

Posted by Ben G.


North Perth WA 6006, Australia

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Saturday, 9th Sep 2017
We just moved into a new place and in the move we scratched the floor, we have a rent inspection coming and want the scratched fixed.

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Bite an almond in half and eat one half and use the other half by rubbing it over the scratch, it won't remove the scratch but it will hide it and another option for a temporary fix is use olive oil or any oil really except the oil from your car and rub it over the scratch
Great advise Jane..

If that does not fix for you ben than i can assist to send it down abit and varnish.

I am not flooring expert but can do good sanding and varnish.
Hi Ben,

I'm not a flooring person, but I've been in your shoes so thought I'd offer some advice.

I don't like your chances of fixing the scratch for $50. Generally, to fix a scratch like this you'd need to sand the entire floor and re-varnish, or at best re-varnish the whole floor.

Assuming you're not that rich (or desperate for a glowing reference) here are a few things that have had (limited) success.

1. If the scratch has broken the surface and has also created an indentation, then you can reduce the indentation by putting a damp towel over it, and then ironing the towel.

2. If you're just looking to reduce how much it stands out, you can buy scratch cover at bunnings. Pick the correct colour and follow the instructions.

Good luck Hopefully your property manager is forgiving.
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