Fixing Problems Spots On Hardwood Floor
Hardwood floors can be a beautiful part of any home. They can make a whole room feel spacious and open. But what happens when part of the floor is scratched, dented, gashed or otherwise damaged? Even though this is only a small part of the room, it can make the whole floor look ugly. You may want to fix just a small part of the floor without having to strip the whole floor and start over. Luckily, with a little work, you can do some spot repair and refinishing. This will allow you to only fix the parts of the floor that need it and not have to worry about the rest of the room.
1. Stain Match. The first thing that you will want to do is to make sure that you have the right kind of stain that was used on the rest of the floor. If you are unsure, you can take a sample to your local home improvement store and they will be able to match it.
2. Sand and Clean. Next you will want to sand the area that needs to be refinished. Start with a rough grit and slowly move up to a very fine grit. Make sure to remove all dust with a tack cloth.
3. Wood Filler. Now fill in any cracks, scratches, gashes or any other damaged part of the floor with a wood filler and let it dry. Sand the fixed areas with a very fine sand paper so that it is smooth and ready to be stained.
4. Prime, Stain, and Seal. Now that the wood is patched up and sanded, you will want to prime the area. The primer with help to make the stain go on easier and smoother. This also makes the staining less noticeable so that the patch will blend in with the rest of the floor. Now take the stain and brush it over the area. Let it dry completely before adding the sealer over the area.
Now that the floor has been patched up, it should look as good as new. This process can be used again and again to patch all of the problem areas of the floor. This is a great alternative to refinishing the whole floor. Just make sure that you are comfortable doing these kinds of repairs before attempting it, otherwise you could damage your floor and require the services of a professional refinishing company like J Maintenance Co.