If your furniture rests on wood flooring, then sooner or later it’ll create scuffs. Compared to scratches, scuffs aren’t as bad, but the truth is that they do alter the floor’s look and make it look like it’s uncared for. Luckily, if you have scuffs on your hardwood floor, removing them is indeed possible, but it does take a little bit of effort to do so. You’re also going to need some varnish or sandpaper though, so make sure you got some before you start.
1. Get a soft towel, dampen its corner and then gently try to rub the scuff with it. In most cases, a dampened towel is all you need to remove scuffs, so always try this first before considering something else
2. Use a damp sponge to wipe the scuffed area. Next, get an eraser and rub it over the scuff. The debris should then be wiped with the sponge and lastly with a soft and dry towel.
3. If you have some tennis balls around the house, then you can use them in order to try and remove scuffs from your hardwood floor. For most people, this works like a charm.
4. Before you attempt to remove the scuff, you’ll need to try and wipe it as clean as possible by using a damp soft cloth. To make sure it’s dry prior to attempting to remove the scuff, use a soft and dry towel and wipe it again. Now, get some olive oil and white vinegar and mix 1 tbsp of each into a shallow bowl. After mixing them both very well, pour them on the scuff and leave it like that for 8 hours or so. After that, use a dry soft cloth to dry and buff the area.
What you’ll require:
1. Soft towel.
2. Shallow bowl.
3. Olive oil and vinegar.
4. Dry and damp soft cloth.
5. Tennis ball.
6. Damp sponge.
7. A clean eraser.
8. Soft towel.
You can effectively prevent scuffs by placing pads underneath your furniture’s legs.
Check your chairs to ensure that their protective pads are still there. If they don’t have any, buy some.
Sometimes, you may discover that even if you did remove the scuff, the wood has been scratched as well. In this case, you should use a crayon or maybe a marker that’s a bit lighter than the wood’s finish and try to fill it in. After that, try to go at it with a darker shade. To blend, buff it with a soft cloth.