What hardwood floor cleaner really works for cleaning up a wood floor that appears dull and has residue on it? I can't refinish it right now.
By KT from VA
There really isn't a product made that will remove the dullness. Vinegar will actually dry out the floors, so it may look a little better for awhile, it's not good long term. Perhaps a few inexpensive area rugs would help until you can refinish.
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I have hardwood floors which I have washed for 3 years with Murphy's oil soap. Now my floors are dull. So I just used vinegar and water and now they are sticky and dull. How do I fix this?
Annie from Detroit
I suspect you have big residue of oil and whatnot left on the floor from the Oil Soap, so you will need to clean that off first. Vinegar will not have much effect on an oil residue; you need something with detergent, I am guessing. I would try something like Mr. Clean, which I use for just about everything. If you have a build up, it may take several cleanings or a lot of elbow grease to get the film off.
Good luck with this. (08/01/2007)