Build-up on hardwood floors becomes a problem over time, especially when you use cleaning products that leave behind a waxy gloss film. This film is not easily removed, and often when you use another commercial cleaner to get rid of the build-up, you end up simply adding more film to the flooring. Instead, by cleaning with a solution that leaves no film behind, you will be able to remove the build-up without harming the hardwood floors.
Things You'll Need
Combine 1/4 cup of either apple cider vinegar or distilled white vinegar with one gallon warm water in a bucket.
Put the mop into the cleaning bucket, and remove from the bucket.
Wring out the mop over the bucket, making sure the water goes back into the bucket and not onto the hardwood floors.
Swipe the mop over your hardwood floors. The slight amount of vinegar is still strong enough to remove the build-up, but your goal is to use as little water as possible to prevent swelling and cracking of the wood.
Clean the floor as much as needed, as heavy build-up will take awhile to remove, but the vinegar will in the long run remove the build-up and dry clear of film or residue.
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