Here is an update on my Brown Paper Bag Floor It’s been down three months now and everyone asks me how it is holding up to traffic. I will admit putting it in the kitchen was a big undertaking because that is our main traffic area in and out of the house. That has not been a problem at all. However, I hadn’t planned on strong claws from a very large lab puppy! When she gets startled or excited her claws tend to scratch the floor.
If you had tried this floor and have had the same thing happen, worry not, it’s an easy fix. Here is what I did.
Your paper isn’t scratched, just the top coats of polyurethane. Use a sharp object and scratch off the white marks. Then sand with light sand paper.
Wipe the residue from sanding with a wet cloth and let dry. Then brush stain on the areas. You don’t have to be neat about this as you will be wiping it off. Wait about 10 minutes then rub with a clean cloth until the color is smoothed out.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to stir, not shake, your polyurethane and brush it sparingly over the scratches. Let dry about 30 minutes and give it another coat.
You can apply as many coats as need be, but usually three or four will do it.
The picture on the right is after only one coat, but you can see the scratches have just about disappeared.
So, I never freak out when I get scratches, I just keep stain and polyurethane handy. Yes, I still love my floor.