Hardwood floors are just as popular now as they were decades ago. An all natural product, stunning to look at and the only flooring that adds true value to a home. Unfortunately hardwood floors are not resistant to staining, and accidents happen. Your sweet yellow lab had an accident in the living room, now you have a dark stain on your beautiful floor. After you've lectured the dog and sent him outside for the night, you're probably asking yourself how on earth will I get that stain out? Mineral Spirits is your answer and let me tell you why.
Mineral spirit is a natural organic product that is safe and non invasive on your hardwood floors, as opposed to those other products like Bleach, Hydrogen Peroxide, Vinegar and Lemon Oil that are often mistook for safe options to clean your floors, but are actually too harsh and may cause permanent damage.
How to properly remove a stain using Mineral Spirit:
- Safety is always first on the list, please be sure to have a ventilation source, open a window and or run a fan. You'll also need a pair of gloves and a mask, just as you do any other cleaning product. Natural or not we don't want to clean our skin with any floor cleaner.
- Mineral spirit is to be used in small amounts and to be applied on a rag not directly to the floor. You will clean the flooring using a circular motion, start at one edge of the stain and work your way around.
- After the stain is gone and dry, to ensure the best result you can wax using a rag and circular motion, then buff the floor.
Yes this will be a time consuming task, however it will save your floors and make a world of difference for any future spills or accidents that involve your beautiful hardwood floors.