5 Easy Steps to Remove Scratches From Bamboo Flooring

There may be bigger frustrations in the world, such as long queues at the bank, but when it comes to your bamboo flooring that you just had installed with a deep scratch on it, that moment of frustration is genuine.

However, don’t panic, there is a solution. Think of a car scratch and how those miracle-workers make it look brand new. Let’s go through some clever tricks and tips on how to remove scratches from your bamboo flooring. But first, let’s understand the nature of the wood (grass) before we move onto the tricks and miracles part of this:

Bamboo flooring is durable and easy to take care of, unlike other types of flooring. You will see scratches from time to time. But don’t worry, experts in bamboo flooring and scratch removals say that your bamboo floor can be fixed even without professional assistance!

The tips to remove those scratches off your bamboo flooring:

You will need these items before you begin:
• Damp paper towels
• Polyurethane
• Fine grit sandpaper
• Foam brush
• Masking tape
• Wood putty
• Putty knife

Surfaced Scratches
Wash the scratched bamboo floor area with a cleaner made for bamboo floor surfaces. Wipe the floor dry with a clean paper towel. Sand the spot lightly with fine grit sandpaper. Using a foam brush paint into the scratch with the same colour of the bamboo planking. Wipe away any excess debris. Now cover the bamboo floor area with a coat of polyurethane.

Prepare Flooring
Use the wood filler that is as close to the natural surface colour of the bamboo flooring. Wash out the scratches thoroughly with the damp paper towels and a cleaning agent made for bamboo flooring. Finally, wipe the area dry with a dry paper towel.

Sanding time
Use a fine grit sandpaper and sand out to the edges of the scratches. Try not to sand over the edge of the plank in order not to damage other parts of the floor in the process. No time for anything ironic during this repairing of your bamboo flooring scratches.

Scratch fill-up
With the wood filler, fill it into the scratches using a putty knife, and make sure that you fill you fill the wood filler to the deepest scratches first. Using a cleaned putty knife now, smooth out to make the scratch levelled. Scrape off any debris or you can even buff it to ensure it’s completely smooth.

Seal it up
After the wood filler has dried entirely, coat the bamboo area with the polyurethane sealer. Polyurethane is powerful and resistant to scratches, which will help prevent future scratches in that area. Use your foam brush to apply a thin coat of the polyurethane. Once it dries, which you should leave overnight, go back and apply second coat.

That’s it. — Not so bad, was it? Give it a go and let us know how it worked out for you.

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