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The way to Eliminate Wheelchair Tracks on Hardwood Floors

The way to Eliminate Wheelchair Tracks on Hardwood Floors

Scuff marks which mar the surface of a hardwood floor’s finish, such as the rubber tire marks from a wheelchair, aren’t hard to eliminate. In most cases, you are able to rub them off — but because you may have to do it frequently, it’s excellent to build a tool which can assist you.

A Scuff Removal Tool

You can produce a simple but efficient remedy for rubber scuff marks from attaching an old but clean tennis ball to a broom handle. To do it, you need just cut an X on one side of the ball using a sharp knife and push the ball on the end of the grip. The scuff marks should evaporate when you rub them together with the tennis ball. You can find the very same effects by massaging the marks using the sole of a tennis shoe or even a clean pencil eraser.

Other Removal Methods

If the scuff marks do not come off easily, make a cleaner by mixing baking soda with water to form a paste. Spread the glue on the marks; scrub using a clean, nonabrasive cloth. Then rinse with water and wipe dry. Lighter fluid also dissolves the marks run a rag moistened with the solvent above them. Don’t rub with coarse rags or abrasive pads, because these can scratch the floor finish.

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