We have new hard wood floors; and an electrical christmas decoration shorted
and blew up in my kitchen leaving several quarter inch circular burn marks
in my beautiful floor. Does anyone know how to discuise them or something.
thanks in advance
A burn is a chemical change. If you sand the burn marks out, then the
finish will be removed in that area--not good. You might try
carefully scraping the burn marks out with a pen knife being careful
to minimize the amount of scraping, then touching up these areas with
polyurethane. After a week, wax and buff. Another option is to
replace the boards or tiles. You may want to hire a professional
my refrigerator sprung a leak which did not show up for weeks on end.
1st indication was warped floor boards which were 4 feet away (water
travels ya know)
Anyway had homeowners insurance company come out & they recommended a
professional wood refinishing company.
The floor refinishers say there is no way to just do a small
area.....they had to sand and refinish the entire kitchen and dinnette
It isn't that bad, it ran me like $1.65/sqft for a sand and polyurethane
There is a European company which makes the best floor sanders, and they
do a great job, and collect almost all the dust. Got everything done in
a couple of days, one to strip, and a couple for finish coats. Floors
Burn marks can be deep, you may have to sand an awful lot off to remove
depends on where they are and if you can make a feature from them. I
have parquet flooring and about two inches by a doorpost I have a
black area where wood has been burnt and a repair attempted
unsuccessfully, the wood can take no more sanding in that area. I cut
from an old curtain some brown leaves and some acorns and a brown
flower and made a small picture to cover the mark, I glued it and
varnished it. It looked good and I made another to go by the other
doorpost. If I'd had enough material I would have made more leaves to
go alongside the curtain like a trail of brown ivy. It's been down for
a few years now and still looks good. They sell similar items in the
DIY shops. Depends really as to where the burns lie for this method of
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