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How do you remove scratches from a fake wood floor?

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Even a faux wood material, such as laminate, gets scratched and otherwise damaged. However, you do not need to own a sander to repair the scratches. Instead, use a wax or putty to remove scratches from laminate.

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  1. Match the floor color

    Find the right color wax pencils, colored putty and a putty knife to help repair minor damage. Usually, you can find a repair kit from the same manufacturer as a floor with these materials. If not, get a sample of the floor to find the right kit.

  2. Fill the scratches

    Use a wax pencil that matches the color of the floor to fill the scratches. Fill the scratch with wax, then use the pencil to blend the color. Rub the tip of the wax pencil back and forth across the scratch in the opposite direction. Use short strokes to fill in the scratch from one end to the other. Use a soft cloth to gently buff the edges of the repair until it blends in with the rest of the floor.

  3. Use floor repair putty for minor scrapes

    Use either a putty knife or a wooden craft stick to spread the floor repair putty across the wider and deeper scrape or scratch.

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