Hide scratches on hardwood floors by using mineral spirits, steel wool, wood filler, touch-up markers and sandpaper, depending on the width and the depth of the scratch. Some hardware stores sell complete kits for fixing hardwood scratches. Clean the area as you work to remove wood dust particles.Continue Reading
Using the steel wool, rub out the scratch in the direction of the grain.
With the steel wool, rub mineral spirits on the scratch area to cover any discolorations.
Conceal any remaining scratch discoloration with a touch-up marker or a wax stick matched to the color of the surrounding floor.
To hide deeper scratches, use sandpaper to sand down any rough edges to create a smooth dip into the scratch.
Use a wood filler to fill in the smoothed out scratch. After the filler dries, sand it down with sandpaper to level it with the surrounding floor.
After a scratch is filled and level with the surrounding area, use a finish to seal up the crack and match it with the rest of the floor. Clean up any dust so that the finish goes on smoothly.