Shell Busey’s shows you how to repair a bruise or a dent in your hardwood floors.
Question: During a party at our house we had an unfortunate experience. A beer glass was dropped on our newly finished hardwood floor and put a dent in the finish. Can we do anything about this?
Helen in Ladner
Answer: First rub the bruised area with 150 grit sandpaper to etch the surface of the floor finish through to the wood fibres. Now place a warm damp cloth over the bruised area. Apply heat on top with a steam iron (set on the cotton setting). The heat from the steam iron presses moisture from the damp cloth into the wood fibres raising the bruised wood fibres. Allow to dry.
You may have to have the floor finisher come back, or you can apply a coat of carnauba wax tinted to match (i.e. Briwax) the floor colour. It’s just that easy!