Though it was long and seemed old, the charm of wood floors is timeless. Until now many people are tempted to apply this type of flooring in the home. The interface gives the impression of a natural, fresh, and elegant.
However, this floor also has a number of deficiencies were quite troublesome. For example the floor tends to be easily scratched and dull. If not promptly treated, it is certainly very disturbing to see and trigger a larger expenditure for repairs.
When you experience it, then quickly take action and maintenance. Do not worry because it can be camouflaged scratches and the paint will re-glazed with an easy and inexpensive steps.
To overcome this, consider first the ways and steps such as the following explanation:
1. How to remove scratches on the wooden floor
One disadvantage is the outer layer of wood flooring that is easily scratched. For example, because the footrest furniture, animal scratches, impact hard objects, high heels, and so on.
If not immediately treated scratches certainly reduce the appearance of beautiful wood floors. In addition, the scratch also potentially worse condition. If you are experiencing this problem at home, then try to apply the following simple way.
First prepare the tool and the material used, ranging from vinegar, a small bowl, olive oil and a microfiber cloth. Then mix the olive oil and vinegar in a small bowl. After stirring, pour the liquid mixture to the surface scraped wood floors.
Rub gently wear microfiber cloth and use a circular motion until the back looks beautiful shiny surface. Gently scratch marks would be obscured. Do the same on the surface of other wood floor in the house that there were stains scratches.
2. How to care for hardwood floors are dull
Dull wood flooring is a natural thing to happen, especially if the floor has been used for a long time. If this is you experience the most accurate and easy solution is to repaint the floor surface. The trick, try to follow the tips below:
Prepare a number of materials in between brush, roller, paint masking tape, wet cloth, vacuum cleaners, wood cleaners, coatings, oil paint or latex paint, sandpaper 150-grit and 220-grit sandpaper.
The steps, first using 150-grit sandpaper to scrape off layers of old paint and leveling the surface of the wood flooring. Sandpaper also serves to open the pores of the wood and create a new paint stick perfectly on the surface.
After that, do not forget to clean the powder former sanding process. Use a damp cloth to mop the floor clean. If necessary, can use special cleaning liquid timber sold in the market. Then let stand to dry for about 2-3 days for maximal repainting result and not bumpy.
For this type of paint, wood flooring good wear latex paint rather than oil because it is better to close the wood fibers. Painted enough with a brush, although it tended to last longer. But the result is usually much more neatly and evenly. Meanwhile, if you need a trick roller wear so that no one wear. If so, leave it to dry overnight.
After that, sandpaper back floor with 220-grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. Cleaning should use a vacuum cleaner and do not use a broom or wiping the floor with paper. The reason will cause scratches.
After the paint dries, you can perform the last step by wearing protective coating or paint. This coating also makes the floor look shiny and classy. This painting can be done alone or use the services of artisans who are experts.