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Restore shine to hardwood floor.

One of the cleaners used a cloth with containing residual abrasive cleanser on my bathroom hardwood. Is there a way to restore the luster without revarathaning? Thanks.

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Aug 3, 2014

    Oh NO! So sorry. I would have fainted! I use nothing but a damp cloth on my hardwood, drying as I go! I have no suggestions, just want to send you a hug!

  • If the floor is scratched from the cleaner, only refinishing will do the trick. There are many methods of doing this, depending upon the type of wood floor it is that you have. Here is a suggestion on how to go about it. http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20333774,00.html Another method is to use Bona floor finish products. We have used them successfully for several years when helping folks prep their home for sale. http://www.bona.com/en-US/

    • Marion Nesbitt
      Marion Nesbitt Canada
      on Aug 4, 2014

      @Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com Thanks for the reply. The floors are maple and the space is a small half-bath. They are not scratched. The finish has just been dulled by the cleaner. Am looking into the Bona products.

  • Linda Crandall
    Linda Crandall Chandler, AZ
    on Aug 3, 2014

    I use nothing but Rejuvenate on my floors and cabinets - get a home depot it's fab! http://www.forlifeproducts.com/RejuvenateFloorRefresherRefinishanyfloorwithease

    • Luis
      Luis East Haven, CT
      on Aug 7, 2014

      @Linda Crandall I used that too and it works very well

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt Canada
    on Aug 4, 2014

    Thanks, Linda. It's a small area (small half-bath) but it bugs me every time I go in. Will read up on Rejuvenate as we have several Home Depots which is handy.

  • Darla
    Darla Montgomery Village, MD
    on Aug 6, 2014

    I would try a small amount of rubbing compound on an inconspicuous area, or the finest steel wool you can get to polish the surface. That might be all you have to do.

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