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Old 03-02-00, 08:29 PM
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I have an approximately 5 year old hardwood floor that the previous owners used a "mop and shine" product on. The resulting build up looks horrible. Is there a safe way to remove these types of products short of floor sander/refinishing??
Old 03-03-00, 03:35 PM
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As a professional cleaner, I make lots of money fixing these types of products. I love do-it-yourselfers that don't ask for advice before they get sucked in by the supermarket stuff.

Get a good quality stripper from your local janitorial supply company and strip the floor. They will be able to advise you as to the steps necessary to strip a wooden floor.

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JJ: Ted is right. The key words in his statement was Janitorial Supply Co. do not buy your stripper at the grocery store or discount store. Good Luck

Jack the Contractor
Old 03-04-00, 08:18 PM
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I would also talk to several companies who specialize in hardwood flooring. Even call manufacturers, their customer service reps are wonderful for answering these questions.

The hardwood floor stores will have the right knowledge as how to treat the floor. They specialize, janitorial supply companies don't necessarily have specific knowledge on wood floors. If they recommend the wrong product, it could end up doing a lot of damage to your floor. And they will sell you what they have on their shelf.

Call and do research, I can't over emphasize that.

When you have the gunk off, try finding a product that has linseed oil, turpentine and some beeswax in it. That will help treat the wood to hydrate it. Terpentine comes from trees, so you replace what the floor hasn't had for years.

Good luck

Mary Moppins www.GoClean.com

Then follow the wood floor company's recommendation for a sealer.

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