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chaz7979
Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

I placed a small area rug down without a pad on my hardwood floor and now there is an area that looks like its been rubbed with really fine sandpaper. There is no deep scratches or gouges, the finish just looks hazy.

Is there a product I can use to buff this area out? Can I do it by hand if its a small area?

BTW, my flooring is has a semi gloss finish NOT high gloss.

MLB Construction
Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

what i would do is to lightly sand the area under the rug and feather the sanding into the unharmed part of the floor. then repoly with some semi gloss. you can't bring back the shine with buffing, the gloss finish has been worn away.

chaz7979
Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

What about a wax like product? It works on cars :)

MLB Construction
Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

but it won't last, you'll have to keep redoing it weekly or monthly

chaz7979
Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

Its a very low traffic area.

Anyone else have any ideas?

kingsteel
Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

I have tried several things and spent hours on my hands and knees, until I used Windex which seems to have worked fine. It took all the haze off and my floors look great.

MLB Construction
Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

it's really a very simple process and it shouldn't take you more than a half hour. when you're done the floor will look just like the rest of your floors and the finish will last. why cut corners for a half hour of labor and $10 in materials.

chaz7979
Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?
MLB Construction wrote:

why cut corners for a half hour of labor and $10 in materials.

The room is going to be used for a newborn baby. The offgassing of the poly is not an option.

Typically, I don't cut corners... this time I have to.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

Try rubbing out the dull area with a Magic Eraser. It works like a buffing compound but since there is no wax it won't make the floor slippery.
Casey

chaz7979
Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

These are the kind of MacGyver solutions I'm looking for.

That said... rather than using something "like a buffing compound"... is there an actual buffing compound I could apply by hand?

MLB Construction
Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

if you're worried about off gassing you can buy low VOC or water based stain. now it's not an issue. do it right, don't cut corners, you'll regret it

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