For those "uh-oh" moments when nicks and scratches happen, our wood touch-up kit allows you to quickly and easily make a repair to keep your floors looking like new. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to use an Armstrong Flooring hardwood touch-up kit.
We have five different hardwood touch-up kits to complement any Armstrong Flooring hardwood floor color, making it easy to find the hardwood scratch repair kit that matches your floor. Each kit contains everything you need to quickly and easily restore your hardwood floor to its natural beauty.
You can find our hardwood touch-up kits at your local Armstrong Flooring retailer. Each kit includes five filler sticks, two touch-up markers, one (1/2 oz.) container of urethane, one sanding pad and an instruction sheet.
Step-by-step guide for hardwood scratch removal using an Armstrong Flooring touch-up kit
1. Preparing for Hardwood Scratch Removal
Before beginning any wood scratch repair, it’s important to first wipe the damaged area with Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Cleaner. If the scratches are fairly deep, they may need to be sanded lightly with 100 grit sandpaper followed by 220 grit sandpaper.
Next, apply the stain following the directions on the touch-up marker. Begin with the lighter color and progress to darker colors in the kit, if necessary. Wipe excess stain using a clean dry or damp cloth. Several applications may be needed for effective wood scratch removal. Allow stain to dry thoroughly before moving to the next step.
After the stain is dry, apply a light even coat of urethane using a soft cloth. Allow 30 minutes to dry then apply a second coat. This coat should be allowed to dry a minimum of four hours. Then rub lightly with a sanding pad and wipe clean. Apply a third coat and allow 30 more minutes to dry. The urethane not only protects the repair for long lasting durability, its fast dry time allows you to resume foot traffic quickly.
4. Filler Stick
The filler stick can be used to touch up nicks, chips and small scratches. Simply rub the stick over the damaged area and fill in the gouge or crack. Remove excess from the flooring surface with a clean cloth and a small amount of Armstrong Flooring Hardwood & Laminate Cleaner.