How to Clean Wet Swiffer Residue From Hardwood Floors


Residue left behind by a Swiffer WetJet may leave your hardwood floors looking spotty or drab. While using the Swiffer WetJet provides a simple cleaning process, you may inadvertently miss spots of cleaner when wiping the floor. Remove the cleaning residue from the floor as soon as possible as moisture left on hardwood can warp the wood planks.

Things You'll Need

  • Clean soft cloths
  • Wood floor cleaner or polish
  • Wipe wet residue left from a Swiffer product from hardwood flooring with a clean cloth. Use wide strokes as you wipe to remove all wetness from the floor.

  • Spray the affected area with a wood floor cleaner or polish. The wood cleaner or polish will restore shine to the hardwood.

  • Buff the area with a soft cloth. Use aggressive pressure as you work the cloth in circular motions to give the flooring a high sheen.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid using furniture polish on wood floors as they may produce slippery conditions.
  • Do not use Swiffer WetJet on unfinished, waxed or oiled wood floors as it could damage or warp the boards, according to Swiffer.


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