I've just had my wood floors refinished. Unfortunately, in the
process, the boneheads gouged my linoleum floor and spilled varnish on
it. Does anyone know whether a gouge can be filled? I'm talking here
about real linoleum, not vinyl. Also, the gentle cleaner one is
supposed to use doesn't take varnish off the surface. Any ideas on
Thanks for any thoughts.
I haven't seen linoleum in about 50 years :o) Having never repaired it,
I would first try to make the gouge lay flat, if it is displaced, by
GENTLY heating it and pressing it flat. If it is just a small cut, try
acryllic paint mixed to the color of the linoleum to fill the cut. I
dabble in art, so fixing booboo's is something I have a little
What kind of varnish? How large an area? If it is oil based, I would
try scrubbing with soft cloth dampened with mineral spirits, and test on
an out of the way area first. Formula 409 is good for water based paint
spills, even after they have dried but not cured completely. The
varnish might soften or bond with the surface finish, so I would be
careful with any attempt at removing it.
Congoleum used to make linoleum, I believe. Here is a link to the
"contact us" link:
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