Vacuum the area that has the black mark using the brush attachment to get rid of any loose particles.
Rub the black mark with a pencil eraser with even, firm strokes. If the mark remains, continue to the next step.
Mix 1 ½ cups of linseed oil with 1/2 cup of rottenstone in a bowl until it forms a thick paste. Rottenstone is a gentle abrasive powder that you can find at most hardware stores.
Rub the mixture onto the stain gently with a clean sponge in small circles until the black mark is removed. Wipe away any remaining solution with a damp cloth.
Apply a wood polish to the area to condition it and make it shine. Follow directions on the wood polish.
Things You Will Need
- Vacuum with brush attachment
- Pencil eraser
- Linseed oil
- Wood polish
- You can also try a few other household items to remove marks on wood floors, like baking soda or white toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Clean floors by vacuuming with the brush attachment once a week and polishing at least once a month.
- To prevent any dirt or stains on your hardwood floors, place a few rugs on the floor, maybe at the front door, for guests to wipe their shoes on.