How to remove scratches from stained concrete floors

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How to remove scratches from stained concrete floors
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Stained concrete floors can add style to any room in your home, but the presence of unsightly scratches can mar a concrete floor's appearance. Before you call in expensive professionals, inspect the scratch in the concrete floor to make sure it is only a surface imperfection. If the damage is more severe than a simple surface scratch, you will be able to feel a crack in the concrete floor's surface. If it is only a surface scratch, you can remove it on your own with a do-it-yourself home remedy.

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Things you need

  • Large garden sprinkling can
  • 907gr. commercial-grade floor finish
  • Loop-end mop

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  1. 1

    Pour 907gr. of commercial-grade floor finish into a large garden sprinkling can.

  2. 2

    Pour a dollop of the commercial floor finish from the garden watering can onto the scratch. Sprinkle a light coating of the product on the entire floor, not just the damaged area. You may apply the finish liberally, but control your urge to pour out the whole sprinkler on your first application. It is unlikely you will use all of the finish unless your concrete floor is particularly large, like a garage or basement.

  3. 3

    Use a loop-end mop to spread the floor finish across the entire floor.

  4. 4

    Allow at least 1 hour for the floor to dry.

Tips and warnings

  • To keep a smooth and consistent texture, it is important to apply the commercial floor finish to the entire concrete floor, in addition to the scratched area. A second coat may be applied if small scratches are still visible after the floor has dried.
  • If the scratch is deep and goes beneath the surface of the concrete floor, it is best to consult a professional to repair the damage.

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