How to repair finish on wood floor?

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Wigeon Sat 09-Nov-19 12:05:54

The finish on our engineered wood floor in the kitchen has come off around where DD2 usually sits - it’s now the rough wood rather than the nice smooth surface. Can’t work out what to do by googling and not sure if the plank needs replacing, or whether we can paint some kind of lacquer on to fix it.

Any ideas?

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Wigeon Sat 09-Nov-19 16:33:18


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Wigeon Sun 10-Nov-19 20:12:16


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PigletJohn Mon 11-Nov-19 00:27:01

might be damp damage. You could rub it down and re-varnish.

The decorative veneer on "engineered" flooring is usually thick enough to withstand a few sandings.

Once you get thye varnish off you can bleach out stains using Oxalic Acid (wood specialist suppliers sell it, you can order online or mail order. Try Liberon.

If you need to re-colour it, you can use spirit-based wood dyes (not water-based, and not woodstains) then varnish over the top. Start with very pale ones because if you get it too dark it will be hard to remove.

Only use colourless varnish.

Wigeon Tue 12-Nov-19 21:26:50

Thanks very much, @pigletjohn, much appreciated. Will get on to sourcing the right products!

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Wigeon Sun 28-Jun-20 22:24:14

@PigletJohn - you very kindly gave me the advice above, and I’ve finally got round to getting the varnish and bleacher (both Liberon), and bleached the water stain out. The floor does need re-colouring now - can I ask why you recommended spirit based wood dye, not water based? I’ve found this wood dye from Liberon, which comes in the right shade to match the floor, and says you can use it on floors, but it’s water based.

Thank you very much - really appreciate your time!

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PigletJohn Mon 29-Jun-20 07:06:40

I find the spirit-based penetrates better. Once dry, it is very permanent.

Blackfriars and Rustins are widely available, also Wilko have an own-brand range (you can order online). Colron is still made although they they push the "refined" water based that is not as good. Liberon make spirit dyes too.


Wigeon Tue 30-Jun-20 07:43:10

Thanks very much - spirit based dye now ordered!

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