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  • How to Repair Dog Damage on Wood Floors

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    If you have a dog, you know how easily they can scratch things up in your home - especially the floors. Take some time and read how you can restore the wood floors in your home. If you find yourself in over your head, give Your Home Mechanics a call today to set up an estimate.

    Conceal surface scratches with a simple stain-filled marker (Minwax Wood Finish Stain Marker, $8.49;acehardware.com). Deeper gouges require wood filler, which can be sanded down and stained to match the surrounding boards. If you’re unsure about the stain color of your floors, it’s best to start light and gradually go darker. “Start with the lightest stain you can,” says Hunt. “Let it dry for a few minutes, then add another coat to deepen the color if needed.”

    Scratches covering a large surface area are best handled by sanding and, if necessary, restaining all the affected boards and resealing with polyurethane. Keep in mind that matching the finish of your existing polyurethane can be tough, says Hunt. Make sure you choose a product with the right sheen, whether gloss, semigloss, or satin, and for best results, coat the entire length of each board you’re repairing. If the damaged area isn’t very large—smaller than, say, a standard piece of paper—it might be best to simply forget about resealing unless the blemish is in a high-traffic spot, says Hunt.

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