How do I clean the buildup on my hardwood floors?
I have had beautiful hardwood floors and always used small amounts of ammonia in the mop water every time I mopped. After getting them down to the real wood, I would wax, and start small amounts of ammonia mop water again to slowly strip off. They always shined great and never built up again.
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Can you please tell me how to remove the residue from my Santos mahogany high gloss hardwood floors? With using Bona, Minwax, and several other products such as Murphy's wood cleaner, there is a dull film that I have been trying to remove for months. It's to the point where I can hardly stand to look at the floors anymore and was thinking about taking them up completely. Please send me an SOS on how to save my floor. Thank you sincerely for your reply.
We have dark mahogany floors that were factory finished. Anything other than water with a few drops per quart of dishwashing liquid leaves a sticky film that attracts dirt.
I got rid of my high gloss finish after learning in two different houses that after a half day of cleaning, polishing and buffing a couple of dust motes made the floor look dirty. I refinished the high gloss floors in the house where I am now, to a satin (low gloss) finish and I still can't figure out how to make them look clean, without smears. They are light colored natural hickory and I just want them to look clean. I have tried every single hardwood floor cleaner made, dish soap, and they still look dirty as soon as I am finished.
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Use Ammonia Free Windex to remove Orange Glo, Mop and Glo, Quick Shine or the like (we had all three on our Brazilian cherry distressed floors) from laminate or polyurethane finished hardwood floors.