Barney
Barney
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Asked on May 9, 2019

How do I get rid of film on prefinished hardwood floors?

Laura Cooper

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  • Laura Cooper
    on May 10, 2019

    Hi Barney! I recently cleaned two homes that had newly installed prefonished hardwood floors. I proceeded to clean as usual and moments later, as it dried, it was horribly streaky. So I switched to hot water with a few drops of dish soap and mopped again. Streaks again! Then I took a Terry cloth towel and buffed the floor dry as I mopped in sections. What a pain!!!

    The good news about this is that the following month, when hired to clean it again, I found the streaking had mostly vanished and I could clean the floors as normal. I only found small sections that required buffing.

    So that's my long-winded way of saying, mop with a little more water and a few drops of dish soap, then buff dry as you go for the first time cleaning. Afterwards, the problem should be resolved.

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