REPAIRING ANY HOLES
Holes in hardwood floors can be filled with wood putty,
but trying to apply wood putty directly over sealant or
varnish is a bad idea. Just as buffing your nails helps
nail polish stick, you need to rough up your wood floor so
that the putty sticks. Always start with a rough-grit
sandpaper (the thicker the varnish, the rougher the grit)
and move up to finer grits. Also make sure to match the
color of your putty to the color of your floor (oak,
How to repair a hole:
1. Take a little sandpaper in your hand and rough up the
area around the hole. Start with a rougher grit sand paper
(65 grit) to remove any varnish, and go to a finer grit as
you need a smoother finish (to 150 grit, for example).
Always sand with the grain.
2. With a putty knife or scraper tool, add wood putty to
the sanded repair area, scrape flat and let dry according
to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
3. Once dry, sand the putty in the direction of the grain
of the wood. If the dried putty has significantly
contracted or shrunk, you may need to repeat the process
with another coat of wood filler.
4. Apply the finish, trying to match the varnish or poly
urethane, or whatever it had on it, to the rest of wood.