I knew I would eventually need to repair our hardwood floors with some kind of wood scratch concealer at some point. I just didn’t think it would be so soon!
When we moved into our new home I instantly fell in love with the beautiful, medium-dark wood that flows from the entry, to the formal dining, into the eat-in kitchen area. My biggest concern at first was that the floors would get scratched up by the dogs running around.
After three months, the hardwood floors seem to be unaffected by the dogs. (Other than the usual need for cleaning!) However, after only a couple weeks a few places got gouged by moving furniture around.
Facebook can apparently read my mind because as I was mindlessly scrolling one night I saw an ad for wood scratch concealer. One tube was $12, ($17 with shipping) and I figured it was worth a shot so I ordered some.
(Spoiler Alert: I paid $11 more than necessary…keep reading to find out how you can get the same thing for less than $6!)
The website offered the scratch concealer in three different colors: white, dark brown, or brown. I was debating on which brown to go with, and ended up getting the dark brown.
What I didn’t know at the time, is that this product shipped from China. Not a big deal, but it took about 6 weeks to arrive.
I was very excited when the package arrived. Unfortunately, there were no directions, and the information on the tube is in Chinese! Oh well…couldn’t be TOO hard, could it?
Not at all!
How to Repair Your Hardwood Floors with Wood Scratch Concealer
STEP ONE: Remove cap, gently squeeze tube and fill cracks and scratches with wood scratch concealer.
STEP TWO: Smear the concealer around to cover all scratch areas.
I used my finger, but you could use a Q-tip or small brush if you don’t want to get your hands dirty. I made sure to wash my hands right away so it didn’t stain my skin.
STEP THREE: Quickly and carefully wipe excess concealer.
I used a baby wipe to clean up the excess. The liquid concealer dries pretty fast, but it wiped up very easily since I cleaned it right away.
STEP 4: Allow the repaired areas to dry.
Then pat yourself on the back for a job well done…I can barely tell where the scratches were!
I got my wood scratch concealer from a website, but I could’ve gotten it for a lot less had I ordered from Amazon. The reviews are not very good, but the main complaints are that there are no instructions and it takes a long time to ship.
I’ve provided some basic instructions above, so if you don’t mind waiting you can order yours for less than I paid by ordering on Amazon. Following are affiliate links for your convenience (which means I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you choose to purchase these items.)
Otherwise, I had considered wax crayons or marker like this, but I think I like the liquid concealer was a better choice since I had a few deep scratches.
I have always been curious about the wood repair markers or wax crayon type scratch fillers. If you have done any wood scratch repairs let me know what kind of product you used and how it went!
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