How Do You Make Wood Floor Cleaner?


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Making a wood floor cleaner is as simple as mixing a little dish detergent with hot water, or combining 1/8 cup of plant-based liquid soap, 1/8 cup of distilled white vinegar and 1 gallon of water. Some users like to add a few drops of essential oil to give the concoction a fragrance.

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Another variation on the wood floor cleaning mixture is 1/4 cup of white vinegar, 1/4 cup of washing soda, 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap and 2 gallons of hot tap water. Some people add hydrogen peroxide or alcohol to their homemade wood floor cleaners. However, those who use alcohol do so sparingly, as the substance is apt to remove finish if used in large quantities.

Some people prefer using 1/4 cup of borax and 1 gallon of hot water, as this solution does not require rinsing. Others like to mix olive oil into their cleaning solution, adding 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1 gallon of hot water.

For stubborn stains, such as ink, apply olive oil directly to a soft cloth, and scrub the spot by hand. To keep wood floors cleaner between moppings, vacuum frequently with a soft nozzle head, and wipe up spills immediately.

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