Scratched wood floor! Help!

Help poor me. I scratched my oak floors  this weekend moving a couch out. My floors are my pride and joy and its a small scratch but it breaks my heart regardless. Any ideas? There HAS to be some sort of trick!



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qtpuh2tme on Sep 17, 2008:

There are actually stained wood putty's available. If the damage is too deep to be hidden w/a repair stick or using a walnut skin as an 'eraser,' perhaps one of these would work.  I've also used used a Q-tip w/a drop of Old English (dark) furniture polish, depending upon the color of the wood. In addition, there are also a wide variety of picture frame repair crayons available. These work extremely well as they are designed specifically for the purpose of wood frame repairs. (I do my own framing.)

lilybee on Sep 08, 2008:

I've heard that rubbing a walnut (or other
oily nut) kernel over a small scratch will disguise it... worth a try

leaca on Sep 08, 2008:

We have had this problem before and we had to buy a filler.  You can get them with tinted colors too.  They work pretty well.  You can get them at Home Depot.

ModHomeEcTeacher on Sep 08, 2008:

Boy oh boy, do I hear you?  I've had many oak floor gauges to make me cry.  I've put all sorts of repair sticks and oils on them.  If it's a gauge, you'll have to fill it a bit and then re-stain.  The oil and stain sticks don't work, or at least haven't for me.

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