Desk/scratches

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    bfmgoalie Veteran Member

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    I have a pretty expensive executive desk. I have one nasty (pardon the pun) habit - I put my feet on it while I wear sneaks. I leave very minute scratches on it. What would be the best way to remove them?
     
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    i would assume it is wood?
    and has a urethane coating?
    if so....you can actually BUFF it out.....
    no coating....sand them out....then add urethane coating.
     
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    It is wood and it does have a coating. What would I use to buff it out? My sis lives in Flowery Branch....how about if I ship it down there and you swing over and take care of it? :D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Buff it in
     
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    Be careful. Most desktops made of real wood will be either woodcore plywood or worse, particle board with a very thin veneer of nice hardwood. Either way, it is easy to sand thruogh the thin veneer and mess it up. I would try a good polishing first with a wax. If that doesn't cover it up, then some sanding is likely the next step. Work carefully with fine grit sandpaper sanding evenly across the entire top so it matches up in the end. Once you have the scratches gone, get some good oil based urethane and recoat. I find that usually 3 coats are needed on a desktop for good coverage and durability.
     
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    There are tinted waxes for scratches. I have both light and dark at the house, but never used them. Scratched the mantle putting the big screen on it years ago, but never did anything about it.
     

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