How To Fix A Long White Scratch On Wood Flooring

Few things stand out more than a long white scratch in a medium or dark prefinished wood floor.

The urethane finishes that many prefinished flooring manufacturers use in today’s prefinished wood floors contain a mineral called Aluminum Oxide.

Aluminum Oxide makes the finish incredibly durable and long lasting, however, the drawback is that if the floor is scratched for some reason the Aluminum Oxide causes the scratch to appear white – and stand out like bright line.

Using stain and colored markers, along with clear wax can take the white out of the scratch and fill it in to be virtually invisible.

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