Let’s face it: Scratches on your hardwood floors may be
unavoidable. Everyday lifeespecially in a house full of kids or
petscan leave scratches on even the most pristine floors.
But rest assured, as there’s a quick and inexpensive fix for
scratched hardwood floors. All you’ll need is a healthy snack:
Why does this trick work? According to BobVila.com, the oils
present in the walnut will layer over and help fill in the scratch.
However, keep in mind that this method may not be as effective on
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Step 1: Grab a walnut. (Yes, a walnut!)
Make sure to use a raw walnut. It should not be candied, spiced or
cooked in any way.
Step 2: Rub the walnut over the scratch.
It’s a good idea to clean the hardwood floor first, says The
Spruce. Then, you’ll want to rub the walnut over the scratch in the
same direction as the wood grain. It should only take a few passes
with the walnut to help make the scratch disappear.
Step 3: Brush your fingers over the area.
A few strokes over the scratched area should do the trick.
Step 4: Let the scratched area sit for five minutes.
The walnut’s natural oils need time to soak into the wood.
Step 5: Buff the area with a soft washcloth.
If you don’t have a washcloth handy, BobVila.com says any soft
cloth, such as a dishcloth, can work.
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Don’t try this trick if you have an allergy to walnuts. And
remember, if you have dogs, you’ll want to keep them out of the
area until you’re finished cleaning up the scratches. Walnuts can
be toxic to them, says the American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals.
Discover more ways to hep keep your floors in good shape. Read up
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residue from your floors with vinegar.
Originally published on October 10, 2018.
[CHEERY PIANO MUSIC.]
[VIDEO OPENS ON A SHINY, DARK HARDWOOD FLOOR.]
[A SMALL CHILD WITH A TOY DUMP TRUCK DROPS ROCKS ON THE FLOOR. A
DOG THEN JUMPS AROUND ON THE FLOOR AND A WOODEN CHAIR IS SHOWN
MOVING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE FLOOR.]
[FEMALE NARRATOR]: Let’s face it: Scratches on your hardwood floors
[ONSCREEN TEXT]: How to: Remove scratches from a hardwood floor, 8
Learn how to easily remove scratches and scuffs from your hardwood
floors, using a walnut.
[VIEW CHANGES TO A LIGHTER WOOD FLOORING. WALNUTS AND A BLUE CLOTH
ARE ON THE FLOOR.]
[ONSCREEN TEXT]: What you’ll need: Walnut and Washcloth
You’ll need a couple things to get started: a walnut and a soft
cloth, like a washcloth. This hack will take you about 8 minutes.
[VIEW CHANGES TO A BLUE SCREEN.]
[ONSCREEN TEXT]: Step 1
[CAMERA PANS TO SHOW AN UNSHELLED WALNUT LAYING ON THE WOOD FLOOR.]
[AN X” APPEARS OVER THE WALNUT TO INDICATE IT IS THE INCORRECT TYPE
To start, grab a raw walnut. It should be removed from the shell.
Be sure it’s not be candied, spiced or cooked in any way.
[CAMERA PANS TO SHOW CANDIE