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How to Remove Food and Beverage Stains from Hardwood Floors

November 3, 2014 by | David | There have been 0 comments

Nobody’s perfect, and whether you’re a toddler or an adult, food and drink spills are simply a fact of life. Luckily, there’s no need to walk on eggshells. Altrufir offers a few tips on how to remove stains from wood floors.

White Stains: An Easy Fix
White stains typically mean that the stain is “caught” in the finish, and can be removed without a headache. First step: Place a cotton cloth over the affected area, and run a hot iron over it. This application of heat will often eliminate the issue efficiently. If it’s still sticking around, try soaking a steel pad in lemon oil and gently rub it over the stain.

Black Stains: Problem Solved
Black stains are deeper and require some elbow grease to eliminate them. But don’t be deterred: The best way to clean wood floors with these pesky stains is straightforward. First, use sandpaper to remove any existing finish from the affected area. Next, rub bleach over the flooring with a brush or a cloth. Let it dry, then apply a second coat. Finally, let the bleach treatment settle overnight.

Instant Spills: A Speedy Solution
Whether a bowl of spaghetti sauce spills out of your hand or a glass of red wine tumbles to the ground, a speedy reaction is key when cleaning hardwood floors. First, mop up the affected area, then rub the area with a slightly damp cloth to remove any residual excess. Your quick response is the best to ensure that your Douglas Fir flooring remains safe from any permanent damage.

With Altrufir’s Douglas Fir flooring cleaning tips, you can be prepared to tackle on those inevitable spills and stains to make sure your flooring stays in top shape.

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