We just moved into an old house with finished, soft-wood floors. I put
together a TV stand that uses ball-type wheels. I noticed that, when I
wheeled the stand, the small contact-point of the wheels produced a nice
arc-shaped dent in the floor. I'll replace the wheels with the flat type,
but I'd like to get the floor dents out if I can.
A damp (not soaking wet) towel placed on the dent and application of a hot iron
to the towel will often steam out dents such as this on unfinished wood.
Depending on the finish, it might help to try this, but don't get things so hot
that you damage the finish.
Prior to steam via iron test the floor finish to see what was used.
Try a Q-tip dampened with alcohol in an inconspicuous spot and if the
finish softens it's shellac, used for years prior to availability of
varnish. Repairs very easily.
On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 21:22:49 GMT, BinaryBillTheSailor@Sea++.com wrote:
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