The weather is getting warmer, flowers are breaking ground and reaching for the sun, and it’s the end of hibernation for many of our local animals here in Colorado. A few animals that are often overlooked when we talk about spring fever are the ten little piggies we’ve been hiding in winter boots for the past season. It’s time to set them free, and let them breathe a little fresh air. But, before you can let your toes out for the world to see, a little maintenance may be in order.
Nail polish remover will eat through your hardwood floor finish
Getting our feet ready for open toed shoes and sandals is just one of the many spring rituals that many of us go through. Yes, even some of your men enjoy a little toenail maintenance now and then. But, when you are sitting down to give yourself a little Mani/Pedi, take precaution, being careless with the nail polish remover can be destructive to your wood floors and wood furniture.
We’ve all been there. We sit down on the couch with all our polish, remover, cotton swabs, Q-tips, and those little foam toe dividers. We line up the next episode of our favorite TV show, and we sit back for a little at home “spa day”. You put some acetone or nail polish remover on some cotton and start to remove old polish. The problem is, you’re distracted by the TV. You don’t think much of it because you’re just removing polish, something that doesn’t require your attention. But, as you get done with one cotton ball, you toss it aside to start a new one, continuing to the next couple of toes.
By the time you are three or four cotton balls deep, you realize that a few of those acetone soaked cotton balls have fallen to the ground onto your hardwood floors, and when you pick them up, you see that the damage has already been done. The acetone has quickly eaten through your floor polish, creating light or dull patches. They may be small; they may be hard to see from a distance, but once you know they are there, they will become an a nuisance and an eyesore.
If you’ve stained your floors a lot darker than the natural color of the wood, then the damaged area will stick out more due to the starker contrast in colors.
Fixing slight damage to your hardwood floors
Luckily, for such small imperfections or slight damage to your floors are easy to fix. There are many stain markers to help you DIY, instead of overreacting and hiring a whole crew to sand and refinish the entire room. Just make sure you match the color so that you’re not just creating more variations in your floors. And, once you’ve matched the color, it’s just like using a magic marker on your floors.
Existing hardwood floor sanding and refinishing services in Colorado
If you managed to knock over the entire bottle of nail polish remover onto your floors creating a big damaged area, you might want to consult a professional hardwood flooring craftsman to talk about the best options. Matching the color of the rest of your floors with a larger stain may take a professional to get the job done right. Either way, we’re here to guide you.
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