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How to remove scuff marks from hardwood floors




Scuff marks on your hardwood floors can ruin its elegance. Such marks can be present on hardwood floors because of dragging furniture across the floor and by walking on them with shoes. Hardwood floors are less durable in comparison to other types of flooring. Consequently, you must take special care of your hardwood floors. Do not use abrasive cleaners, since they can ruin the protective layers.
Cleaning Aids for Scuff Marks
For small scuff marks, you can use a pencil eraser across the surface of the flooring which contains scuff marks, which should get rid of the marks. Several scuff marks can be removed by using commercial scuff erasers which you can buy from hardware stores. You can also mix two parts baking soda with one part water to make a paste. Then, use a clean cloth to apply the paste into the mark and then wipe it with a soft cloth. This method is extremely effective for removing stubborn scuff marks. Baking soda is useful in cleaning a variety of hardwood surfaces. Another helpful method is to use toothpaste. Applying toothpaste directly on the mark and slightly rubbing it with a toothbrush consisting of soft bristles and then immediately wiping it off with a clean cloth can improve scuff marks. Acetone is another essential alternative for eliminating scuff marks. However, Acetone can have a drying effect on surfaces. You can use any oil-based solvent on the scuff marks after wiping away the Acetone. This way, your hardwood floor will regain its glaze.
Tips for cleaning scuff marks
Some essential issues must be kept in mind when eradicating scuff marks. Before implementing the method, first test a small area of the floor in order to ensure that no surface damage will take place. Also, do not use cleaning agents that consist of harsh chemicals. Pay considerable attention to the floor manufacturer’s instructions. This will prevent you from making mistakes that can damage the surface of your precious floors! I hope these tips are useful for you in order to help you maintain the shiny look of these hardwood floors.
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