How to Restore Shine to a Hardwood Floor

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Hardwood floors can lose their luster as the finish becomes dull. With a little care, you can restore the shine of your floors and create a living space that feels welcoming. Using two household products and a bit of elbow grease, you can avoid having to refinish or replace your flooring.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cotton towels
  • Buffer

Restoring the Shine

  • Mix equal parts of vegetable oil and white vinegar in a spay bottle; shake to combine.

  • Spray a section of your floor and rub the solution in with a cotton towel. Use a clockwise motion to apply evenly over each section.

  • Shake the solution every so often to keep the mixture from separating. Spray over the next section of your floor and rub in evenly, removing any excess with your cloth.

  • Buff your floor using a buffer with a screen of 100 grit.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can rent a buffer from most hardware stores. Since you rarely need to buff your floors, it is normally better to rent rather than buy.

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