Iron Scratches Out Of Hardwood Floors

Have you ever gone to move a piece of furniture across a hardwood floor and heard the horrible scratching sound of the furniture cutting into the wood? It's not a pleasant sound, but according to DIY blog Apartment Therapy, you can remove those scratches with an iron and a little water.

As with any home repair tip, it's best to test this one out in a dark corner before trying it on a high-traffic area. The process itself is pretty simple: wet the scratch or dent, apply a wet cloth or paper towel over the dent, and then move the iron in a circular motion across the towel for 3 to 5 minutes. If you do this on a finished hardwood floor you may have to sand up the finish a little bit. It doesn't work on all finishes, but it's incredibly handy if you've accidentally destroyed a floor trying to rearrange a room by yourself. Hit up the post on Apartment Therapy for a full guide.

How To Fix Dents in Wooden Floors & Furniture (With an Iron!) [Apartment Therapy]


Comments

    This is a dent, not a scratch, and an entirely different process.

    I was a furniture polisher for 4 & a half years and we use to do this on RAW furniture almost every day to repair dents and scratch's, it works brilliantly. Never tried it on something that was finished though.

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