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How to remove burn marks from laminate flooring

Updated February 21, 2017

A burn can leave an unsightly mark on hardwood or laminate floors. Fortunately removing one can be a very simple process that won't take much in the way of time or money.

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  1. Use a pocket knife to scrape away the burn and see how deep the damage goes.

  2. Working with the grain of the wood, use the tip of the knife to scrape away the burnt area.

  3. Using a brass bristle brush, lightly brush the area.

  4. Clean up the area with a dry paintbrush. You can use a razorblade to scrape away any areas that were missed and use the paintbrush again.

  5. Apply Tung oil to the spot with a clean cloth to restore the colour. Allow to dry and apply more if needed.

  6. Tip

    If the area still appears rough, use a steel wool pad to sand down the area before applying the tung oil.

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Things You'll Need

  • Pocket knife
  • Brass bristle brush
  • Dry paintbrush
  • Tung oil
  • Steel wool pad

About the Author

Launie Sorrels is a veteran who has worked as a chef and has more than two decades of martial arts training. His writing has developed from his experience as a quality assurance manager for Microsoft and IBM. Sorrels has a degree in computer science and is currently working on his journalism degree.

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