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donald73d

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We slid a box with new bedroom dresser across the room and there was a staple on the bottom of the box we did not know about. Looks like it put a long tiny dent into the floor rather than a gouges. It's pretty minor but bugs me since we are just moving in and the floors are very good shape.

I read you can use heat from an iron to push the wood dented out and remove the dent.

Has anyone had luck with this method?
 

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Can't answer to the iron trick. A staple makes me think of a long thin scratch. Has the finish been damaged by the staple?
 

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use the iron with a damp cloth/towel. the heat and moisture may raise the dent but with the finish on it, it may also prevent it.
 

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I don't know if our flooring is oak, but I also discovered a scratch in it recently. (See picture.) Much appreciated if anyone can tell me what to do about it. I don't need the scratch to completely disappear, but it'd be nice if I could do something to it to make it not so obvious.
 

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get a close match with your kids crayons, rub it over the scratch and polish it out. Then hide the crayon from your kid
 

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