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What do I do to fix a hardwood floor after refinishing problem?

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We sanded our hardwood floor to refinish it. All of a sudden, the nails showed up – we couldn’t really see them before sanding, now we have black nail heads on nice brown hardwood. How do we fix it so the nails don’t show so drastically?

All you can do now is use a nail punch and counter sink the nails and then fill the holes with a putty. Use a putty you can stain by using some of the stain you used for the hardwood. Then just touch up with the same urethane.
Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar. GL

3 Responses to “What do I do to fix a hardwood floor after refinishing problem?”

  1. rob s Says:

    All you can do now is use a nail punch and counter sink the nails and then fill the holes with a putty. Use a putty you can stain by using some of the stain you used for the hardwood. Then just touch up with the same urethane.
    Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar. GL
    References :
    20 years in flooring a a store owner/installer

  2. Dusty Says:

    Just use a nail set ($2 at home depot) to set the nails and then putty the holes with a putty that is the same color as the wood. After this apply the coatings of your finish of choice and this will seal the putty in there. If you have already done the finishing then you could just set the nails, or set the nails and still use another coating.
    References :
    Hardwood Floor Installer/Finisher
    Minneapolis, St.Paul, MN
    http://www.rhodeshardwoodflooring.com

  3. Jane Says:

    There is a lot of hardwood floor information on the website below.
    References :
    http://www.Hardwood-Floor-Contractor.com

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