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Offline BEG

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Clean and shine wood floors
« on: September 04, 2012, 03:36:29 PM »
There was a thread started some months back on how to bring the shine back to wood floors. With all the mess that the stair construction has made my wood floors are a mess. The finish on my floors are very mat and distressed. I like the distressed look but at times I wished I picked a different finish. I love what it looks like when it's damp after moping before I dry it.

Since I will be doing a lot of cleaning of the floors when my husband finishes the steps I did a little Nadining and found a tip: cooking oil and white vinigar (equal parts).

You dip a cloth in the solution, wipe it on then buff with a clean dry towel. I won't lie, it is going I take me a LONG time to do all of the floors and my knees will be sore but the test area I did looks GREAT. It's not slippery and does not leave foot prints as long as you buff it well.

I don't know if this will work on high gloss wood floors but on my low luster wood floors it looks great.

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Re: Clean and shine wood floors
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 05:18:46 PM »
Mayonnaise works on small scratches also.
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Re: Clean and shine wood floors
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 12:34:30 PM »
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Re: Clean and shine wood floors
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 02:14:30 PM »
We've got very nice, highly polished wood floors -- BUT the dogs have done a number on 'em.

When we sell this house (prolly in 7-8 years or so), I want to get that really, really thick epoxy coating where it looks like a bowling alley.
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Re: Clean and shine wood floors
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 02:36:49 PM »
I've used a steamer with a microfiber pad with great results.

As for your knees.

$11 at Home Depot and they save your knees.