How To Repair a Teak Floor

Teak is thought to be one of the more compact and durable hardwoods. But even teak flooring in houses and on boat decks are exposed to scratches and gouges. In case the entire flooring needs repair, enlist a flooring refinishing contractor to fix and restore the floor. As a do-it-yourself homeowner, then you can repair minor scratches or gouges using a method employed by professionals. Find a wood filler in the exact same tone as the floor and organize a couple of hand tools to fix your teak flooring.

Sand the teak floor in the direction of the woodgrain at the area of a scratch or gouge to start the surface grain of the wood, using a 100-grit sanding block. Remove the sanding dust, using a vacuum.

Fill a deeper scratch along with a gouge with wood filler, with a plastic putty knife. Use the filler in the direction of a scrape. Instead, apply it in the directions at a gouge. Allow the filler to dry completely. Sand the filler and surrounding area uniformly, sanding at the direction of the woodgrain. Remove the sanding dust using the vacuum.

Apply a moderate number of teak oil onto a tiny area of a rag. Use the oil to the repair, working in the direction of the woodgrain. Make sure to use the oil to the and surrounding area. Allow the oil to penetrate for a single minute. Wipe the area with a clean portion of the rag. Enable the oil to penetrate overnight.

Shake a spray can of polyurethane for a single minute if your teak flooring has a clear-coat sealer. Shake it moderately so that the steel ball inside the can mixes the heavier portion of the spray thoroughly. Open a window or a door for ventilation, as necessary.

Hold the nozzle of the can eight inches from the floor. Spray on the polyurethane at the sanded and surrounding area with uniform strokes at the direction of the woodgrain. Allow the polyurethane to dry for three hours.

Smooth the entire area in the direction of the woodgrain, using fine steel wool. Use only enough pressure on the wool to make a smooth, uniform appearance. Clean out the area, using the vacuum.

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