Mary asked: How do I remove bicycle tire marks on my hardwood floor? I stored my bicycle in a spare bedroom, never realizing that when I took the bike out this summer, it left behind tire marks on the hardwood floor. I am very worried about further damaging the floor if I try to remove it without expert advise.
Tire marks are relatively easy to remove from finished hardwood. Simply give one of these ideas a try.
You Will Need:
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
- Tennis ball
- Pencil eraser
- Paper towels
Steps to Remove the Marks:
- Rub the tire marks with either the Magic Eraser, tennis ball or pencil eraser. All will probably be met with similar success, but if one doesn’t work you can try the others.
- Once you’ve removed as much of the scuff marks as possible, spray the affected area with a light mist of Windex.
- Wipe dry with paper towels.
Additional Tips and Advice
- If the floors are unfinished, you may still have success with the erasers or the tennis ball. If not, skip the Windex and opt for a fine grit sandpaper. Sand lightly until the marks are gone.
I left my four car snow tires in plastic bags on my hardwood floor during the summer. The bottom tire left a perfect black circle on the floor. It is not a SCUFF mark but an actual impression of the tire where you can actually read the GOODYEAR make and model of the tire. It’s as if I took a stamp pad with black ink and stamped it on the floor. It seems like the oil or something from the tire absorbed into the finish on the floor. I’ve tried mineral spirits, Magic Eraser, Windex, bleach and nothing works. HELP.
Perhaps one of these articles can help: How to Remove Rubber Feet Stains from Wood or How to Remove Dyes from Finished Wood.