Lacquered Floor Scratch - repairable

16 Oct 2012
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United Kingdom

Laid some lacquered walnut engineered floor which has unfortunately got a small scratch (had dinner at the table one night before I put floor protectors onto the furniture... looks like a bit of grit got under one of the chair legs).

It's not a major scratch, no damage to the wood but is on the lacquer and is enough to catch the light and be noticeable.

Is it easy to repair this? Can you touch up the lacquer, and if so is there a product someone could recommend? Would be good to make it at least a little less noticeable! Of course I accept a wood floor is a wood floor and this is going to happen...

Thanks in advance.
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  1. 1. Vacuum the flooring first to make sure that any loose grit is removed, clean the floor with a good quality lacquer floor cleaner, then leave to dry.
  2. 2. Next use a low tack masking tape and place around the damaged board, make sure you cover enough of the surrounding floor so no further damage can be caused.
  3. 3. Always follow manufacturers preparation instructions to ensure that the lacquer is ready to be applied.
  4. 4. For smooth lacquered floors, gently apply a fine coat of lacquer to the surface of the wood using a medium pile cotton roller along the grain of the flooring. Leave for between 4 to 6 hours to dry before applying a second coat.
  5. 5. For brushed and lacquered floors, first buff the floor with a soft wire brush along the grain, then vacuum the flooring again to remove all loose grit, then apply the lacquer with a good quality wood brush again along the grain, then allow to dry. Apply a second coat in between 4 to 6 hours.

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