How to Repair a Scratch on Armstrong Vinyl Flooring

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Armstrong manufactures commercial and residential cabinets, building materials and flooring. Armstrong’s vinyl flooring, like that of any company, is susceptible to nicks and scratches from everyday use. Pet claws, furniture and other objects can easily cause scratches to the vinyl flooring. If you do get a scratch on your Armstrong vinyl flooring, you can repair it with a vinyl floor repair kit, which is available online or you can purchase one directly from the manufacturer.

Things You'll Need

  • Masking tape
  • Damp cloth
  • Vinyl floor repair kit
  • Hair dryer (optional)

Preparation

  • Place masking take all around the scratched area to isolate the scratch. Keep the tape ½ inch away from the scratch so it is out of the way.

  • Clean any dirt and debris from the scratched area of the Armstrong vinyl flooring with a damp cloth.

  • Smooth the rough edges of the scratch with the sandpaper included in the vinyl floor repair kit.

Repair the Scratch

  • Mix the paint included in the vinyl repair kit to match your Armstrong vinyl flooring. Slowly add more color to the mix until you reach the desired color.

  • Test the color on an inconspicuous area of the floor, and adjust the color as necessary.

  • Paint the inside edges of the scratched area. Be sure to immediately clean any paint that gets outside of the scratch and onto the Armstrong vinyl flooring. Allow the paint 15 minutes to dry.

  • Fill the scratch with the filler powder that came with the vinyl flooring repair kit. Even it out with the paddle enclosed in the kit by smoothing the filler powder.

  • Hold the floor bond over the filler powder and drip the bond onto the powder until is completely covered. Three to four drops will saturate a dime-size area. Allow 15 minutes for the powder and bond to harden.

  • Brush the clear acrylic finish that came with the vinyl floor repair kit over the area you repaired. Don’t walk on the floor for two hours.

Tips & Warnings

  • It is difficult to achieve an exact color match. Darker colors will lighten after the scratch is repaired and lighter colors will lighten a little more.
  • Use a hair dryer to dry the paint faster.

References

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