Clean a stained quarry tile floor by applying a commercial wax-stripping compound using a floor-cleaning machine, cleaning any remaining stains with nonabrasive cleaner and applying paste wax. Apply three coats of sealer to unsealed floors before waxing. Once the floor is sealed and waxed, clean it with a damp mop.Continue Reading
Using the brush attachment on a floor-cleaning machine, apply a commercial wax-stripping compound to clear the tile of any wax. Use a mop and tap water to remove the compound and dissolved wax.
Use a nonabrasive cleaner to scrub any remaining spots from the tiles. Use water to rinse away the cleanser. Allow the floor to dry.
For never-sealed tiles, apply three coats of tile sealer following the manufacturer's directions. The sealer prevents the porous tile from soaking in spills that cause stains. Once the tile is sealed, apply a coat of paste wax using a buffer. Buff the wax to a shine. Unlike liquid wax, you never have to strip paste wax from the floor.
Once the floor is waxed, regular maintenance includes mopping with a damp mop. In the event that mopping leaves a white, powdery residue on the floor, mop again, adding 1 cup of vinegar to the water to remove the haze.
Remove floor tile adhesive by scraping as much of the adhesive away as possible using a putty knife. After removing the easily scraped away adhesive, use a heat gun to soften any remaining hardened adhesive left on the floor. Scrape the adhesive away while applying heat until none remains.Full Answer >
To clean wood furniture, dust regularly, avoid using all-purpose cleaners, and polish the furniture with paste wax. Dust the wood furniture on a regular basis to keep the furniture cdlean and reduce the deep cleaning that needs to be done. This removes dust deposits that could otherwise cause scratches on the furniture over time.Full Answer >
To apply grout, pour the grout on a small section of tile, and spread it with a float. Remove the excess material from the tile with the float, and then clean the flooring before applying a sealant. Most rooms can be grouted in a day.Full Answer >
Spray a mixture of water and dish detergent onto the wall, and then scrub to remove tile adhesive from drywall. Care must be taken so as to avoid damaging the drywall. This process requires a drop cloth, a dusting cloth, a mop, warm water, soap and a hair dryer. Removal time depends on the size of the area./