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How to Fix Scratched Hardwood Floors in No Time!

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How to Fix Scratched Hardwood Floors in No Time!

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Then one day while digging through my utility drawer (aka “who knows what’s in there drawer”), I found a pack of DAP Wood Blend Sticks in the red wood tone.  I have no idea where these things came from.  I literally have no memory of buying them and neither does my husband.  But I digress.  Anyway, I decided to see if they would fix my scratched wood floors problem.

I cleaned up the section of the floor where I needed to work, and then I started rubbing the wood blend sticks over the scratches – kind of like I was coloring on the floor.  (My three-year-old was watching me the whole time, and I just know that I’m going to find Crayola crayon drawings on the floor sometime soon.)  You don't have to live with scratched hardwood floors! There is a super easy way to fix shallow scratches and it doesn't cost a lot!

I used several of the colors that came in the pack, since my floors vary in tone from place to place.  After I’d applied a lot of blend stick to the scratches, I let it sit for a couple of minutes.  Then I grabbed a lint-free cloth and got to work buffing the colored areas.

I had to use a lot of elbow grease to get all of my handiwork off of the floor.  It was easy to tell when I’d removed all of the excess blend stick from the floor because the cloth moved over those spots easily and it no longer felt sticky to the touch.

The scratches looked much less pronounced after I’d done that, but it wasn’t totally perfect yet.  You don't have to live with scratched hardwood floors! There is a super easy way to fix shallow scratches and it doesn't cost a lot!

I then grabbed the S.C. Johnson Paste Wax that I love to use on furniture refinishing projects, and I applied a thin layer over the scratched areas.  You don't have to live with scratched hardwood floors! There is a super easy way to fix shallow scratches and it doesn't cost a lot!

Once it had been on there for about twenty minutes, I buffed the excess off and was SO EXCITED to see that the scratches on my hardwood floors were virtually invisible now!  Everything blended together so nicely and the floor looked beautiful once again!  You don't have to live with scratched hardwood floors! There is a super easy way to fix shallow scratches and it doesn't cost a lot!

Of course if you put your face right up by the scratches you can see them because there are still the scratch indentations there (I didn’t sand anything down after all), but to a person who isn’t checking the floor out with a microscope, they look beautiful once again.  You don't have to live with scratched hardwood floors! There is a super easy way to fix shallow scratches and it doesn't cost a lot!

This little trick for fixing scratched hardwood floors has made a big difference in the look of my floors.  And it is so inexpensive (compared to refinishing!), and easy!  If you have any hardwood floors that are in need of touching up, I recommend giving the DAP blend sticks and paste wax a try.  Remember to only use the paste wax if your floors have a finish of a subtle sheen (as opposed to gloss or matte).

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