I have some minor scratches on my floorboards from a kitchen stool (I have since tossed it!). It’s very hard to get photos of a floorboard close up! But you can see below some little scratches.
I wanted to buff this area up. Now, let’s be realistic, you can’t actually completely fix these scratches, unless you were to sand and re-coat the floorboards, BUT you can add moisturise, shine and hide them all pretty well with a simple clean.
What I used
I grabbed these trusty staples in my house >>
- Fractionated Coconut Oil (you can use any oil really, but I prefer low-tox so this stuff is the best!)
- Paper towel
- Mix in a bowl 2 parts oil to 1 part vinegar.
- Dab on a piece of paper towel and rub all over the area.
I partitioned off the space (because my boys would stomp all over it). I actually left it like this for about 3 hours! Wipe it all clean with paper towel and a wet sponge. Followed by a dry tea towel where I buffed the area until it was clean and shiny again.
I tried to get a photo of the exact same area so you could see the difference. I’m happy with how it worked. 🙂
This job only really took a few minutes of my time!
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