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February 16, 2001 at 2:31 pm #21769sharonGuest
does anyone know how to go abour getting a cigarette burn off of a wood floor? I have been told to use sandpaper, and repolsih. Can I use a automatic sander and if so what speed or setting shoul it be on? What should be done afterwards? They are pine floorss. Thanks for any suggestions.
February 16, 2001 at 6:47 pm #102765Steve:Guest
to minimize the area that you sand and refinish and re seal. The area will show up and the larger the area the more it will show.
I would get small chisel or couge and try to scrape only the area of the burn, nothing more. Then use an emory board and lightly sand the effected area. Then stain the area and seal it.
February 16, 2001 at 9:00 pm #102771Jay J -ModeratorGuest
You can try my idea either from the get-go or after you make the fix (but don’t like it.)
You can cover it up with furniture or a rug or a plant or something.
My best to ya and hope this helps.
Jay J -Moderator
PS: If it’s in the middle of the floor where you walk, there are runners with a ‘rubber backing’. K-Mart sells them in 3′ and 5′ lengths. Or, you can have the 1 plank/strip replaced. Usually, a strip/plank is ‘stolen’ from a closet or under a counter or somewhere ‘inconspicious’. It may not exacly match but your burn is gone. (It’s good to do this too if you end up refinishe the WHOLE floor.)
February 17, 2001 at 7:57 am #102780Henry in MIGuest
Hi, Sharon. A cigarette burn can be easy to repair or quite difficult. It depends on whether the change of color is just in the finish or into the wood. Usually, cigarette burns are just in the finish but it is difficult to tell without seeing it. If it is just in the finish, you should be able to find a local furniture finish repairman that can handle this relatively cheaply. Check your phone book for companies like Guardsman that do this commercially. You probably could do it yourself but you may get into color blending issues and finishing take some experience. What you do not want to do is start with a bunch of sanding that will make the job harder. If you just have to refinish a small area after sanding just the area involved and color matching, you can probably just spray it with lacquer and get a quick, seamless repair but again this takes some experience to match the shine and color. Start with your phone book.
Henry in MI
March 3, 2004 at 2:57 pm #216053vickieGuest
how to fix burn on a wood table!!!!!!!!!!
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