How do you remove dull film from wood floor?


Old 02-01-09, 12:59 PM
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How do you remove dull film from wood floor?

I have Bruce wood floors thru out our home and there is a dull film on the floors. When I get down and use a finger nail to scratch it it appears to be a waxy build up. I have tried Bruce's products with no luck. And I've done a search and come up with anything from ammonia, mineral spirts, vinegar, windex, etc. It seems mineral spirits would work but is it safe to use? The installer who installed the floors in 2005 used it. Any great suggestions? I've seen some e-books online anyone know their secret ingredients?

Oh, ya I am guilty of using Orange-Glo
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Old 02-02-09, 06:47 AM
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Unfortunately the use of the Orange glo may impeed your cleaning and saveing of these floors from a refinish. i would rcomend you call bruce to see what they would recomend. you may have voided your warentee from bruce by using the orange glow. i am assumeing this is pre finished. you could try useing tsp in a closet to see if it will remove the film and not effect the finish...
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Try mineral spirits first. If that dosnt cut it use acetone very moderatly on cloth. Once you remove the residue clean floor with Bona Kemi Wood Floor Cleaner.
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Progression of Aggression:

pH nuetral cleaner
floor cleaner
recoating solutions
mineral spirits
50/50 denatured alchohol & water *
denatured alchohol *
50/50 acetone & water *
acetone *
sand and refinish *

* can change the look of the finish - test first

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