Hiding scratches: If you’ve got a good eye for matching colors,
you can actually use crayons or markers or purchase wax sticks
from the hardware store to fill-in scratches. Try to match the stain
color on your floors, but don’t worry if it’s a little off. If the color is
close, once the scratch is filled, it’ll look like a variation in the
wood grain.Polishing floors: You can make a polish solution for
your floors from/household ingredients. Mix olive oil and vinegar
in equal parts, pour it directly into scratches, and then wipe it off
after 24 hours.
It may take several applications, but this homemade polish will
fill and cover most scratches.
Clever decor: It’s not a long-term solution, but sometimes the most
painless way to fix scratches in your floors is to cover them with
a rug or furniture arrangement.
Spot sanding: For deeper scratches, you’ll need to spot sand with
fine steel wool or sandpaper, use wood filler, and stain and seal
the repaired area.