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We have solid oak hardwood floors with a polyurethane finish. Recently we had a party where a chair lost the felt coverings on the bottom of the legs exposing a polished metal tack, which made "shiny" scuff lines in the polyurethane finish. It didn't gouge the surface it just made glossy scuff marks where the chair legs moved. Is there an easy way to buff out or treat these marks?

Thanks. Jim.

Answer:



Dear Jim

You can read my article about wood floor maintenance available in the search box at the top of this web page. I describe various products you can use to disguise wear and tear on hardwood floor finishes. But the best solution is to do nothing, and let it go until the periodic re-coating is done. The average intervals between recoatings are described also in the article.

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