During the build process, the flooring (Hickory Wood with a water-based sealer) had some marks. The marks appear to be from someone getting stain on their shoes. There are moon shaped spots in quite a few areas.

My builder is coming to resurface the floor tomorrow and I want to mark up the floor in a way he can see them and make sure they are taken care of. Although the whole floor is going to be resurfaced, I just want to make sure he is aware of all the spots.

What can I use to mark those spots that won't interfere with the sanding or re-sealing processes?


I would just put down some green/blue painters tape around the spots. This tape has low-adhesion so it is less likely to remove any finish. Just make sure the builder removes the tape before refinishing.

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    And take a picture after you tape but before they start so that you can remember where the marks were. – longneck Mar 19 '14 at 18:41

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