Remove Scuff Marks From A Hardwood Floor


Scuff marks on a hardwood floor's surface can stand out and ruin the beauty of your home's interior. Instead of covering up unsightly marks with carpeting or attempting to remove marks with materials that could make marks larger, learn how to remove them the proper way with the following steps. Once you have eliminated the marks, be careful that no sharp objects come into contact with the flooring in the future so that additional damage does not occur.


  • dust mop
  • vacuum cleaner
  • hard rubber eraser (designed for flooring)
  • lint-free cloths
  • baking soda
  • water
  • cup
  • spoon
  • sponge
  • emery cloth
  • tack cloth
  • wood stain
  • foam brushes
  • polyurethane  

Sweep And Vacuum The Floor, Remove Scuff Marks 

Use a dust mop to remove loose dirt from the floor. Vacuum the floor when finished to remove any dust from its surface that wasn't picked up with the mop. Move a hard rubber eraser that is designed for flooring firmly over each scuff mark, moving it with the grain of the wood. Use a lint-free cloth to wipe away residue that the eraser makes. By doing so, you will be able to clearly see how much of the flooring still needs to be treated.

Eliminate Stubborn Scuff Marks 

If any of the scuff marks aren't responding to the removal steps that you complete with the eraser, make a paste by adding equal amounts of baking soda and water in a cup and mixing them until they are an even consistency. The mixture will be slightly abrasive and is effective at removing marks on flooring.

Apply a small amount of the mixture to a sponge and rub each spot with it, moving the sponge with the grain of the wood. Once all of the marks have been eliminated, remove residue from the floor with a damp cloth. Dry the floor with a clean cloth.

Apply Stain And Varnish To Faded Spots

If any portions of the floor that were treated are lighter in color than the rest of the floor, apply stain and varnish to them so that they blend in. First, move an emery cloth over each spot, with the grain of the wood. Wipe away sanding residue with a tack cloth. Apply a thin, even coat of stain to each faded spot with a foam brush.

If too much stain is applied, remove it with a clean cloth. Wait for the stain to dry and apply an even coat of varnish over it. Once the varnish dries, the hardwood floor will be restored to its original condition.

Protect the floor by not placing any sharp objects on it. Remove your shoes before walking on it, as well. If you would like to move furniture that is on the floor, lift it up before placing it in another part of your home. All of these steps will prevent damage to the floor so that it continues to look great. 


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