Light "scratch" problem

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    The floor was refinished not too long ago. We use pads under the furniture legs.

    After sliding a heavy chair we see the marks in the floor that are in the photos here. They are not really scratched, but they are annoying.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    Use some Old English.
     
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    Thanketh thee, I shall tryeth yond.

    (Sorry - I couldn't resist)!
     
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    Neat old floor.
    ...mind me askin' a couple of questions? I'm gonna ask anyway and there's nothing you can do about it. :D
    Is the entire floor fastened that way? Brass fasteners? I like the look. How old is the floor?
    That's not a scratch it's called "character" ;)
     
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    We all know who the character is .. :D
     
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    Thanks! Yes, it's all fastened that way. It's fir, I believe, and over 100 years old.
    Denver, Colorado.

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    For me, old floors that have been refinished look better than brand new floors.
    Visually, they are just more comfortable looking. Meaning they ask to be lived on as opposed to looked at. Looks nice.
     
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    Beautiful floor.
     
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    Thank you all!
     
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    You could try a finish touch up stick if the scratch is not to deep. They are hard to find and come in different glosses.
     
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    Home Depot here in the northeast carry them , and the ink pens.
     
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    Thanks. It's really more of a scuff than a scratch. I tried Old English but it didn't work. How about Bona Power Plus?

    I'll look into those sticks.
     
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    Now that you oiled it the finish will not stick.
     
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    You can try lightly rubbing it with a Mr clean magic sponge , then see if the ink pen will work ..
     
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    ....or leave it as character. ;) It's not bad enough that I'd worry much. As I said before, it shows a lived in look. More fixes you try may mean it can get either better or worse.
     
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    Highup, I think I will go that route. Thanks, Nick, and I appreciate the Emo Phillips joke!

    I just noticed this section. It's annoying. I have a 2-part question.

    1. Is this the polyurethane or the stain?
    2. My handyman (of course) didn't leave me the can of Minwax stain, so I don't know the color. is there an easy way to come up with that?

    Thanks.

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    Are you sure there is a stain put down or is it just the natural yellowing of the polyurethane? Those spots could be just a miss in the finish.

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    Not sure. It's only there in that one spot, and the job is about a year old...
     
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    I'm not a wood guy but to me that looks like yellow pine and just the yellowing of the urethane. I could be wrong but I've refinished a bunch of furniture back when and it looks like the urethane on natural wood.

    :camping:

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