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What is a good way to wash wood floors that were not sealed right.(9 years ago)

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Asked by raeann1968 at 1:27 PM on Feb. 16, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • I think I'd sand them down and seal them right. I wouldn't keep washing them. Not bashing, but think 9 yrs without being sealed properly is damaging enough. I wouldn't keep doing it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • I actually agree with Anon. It would be so much easier to sand them down and seal them. Continually putting moisture on unsealed wood just makes for a nightmare in damage. Replacing the entire floor will be very expensive compared to sanding and sealing.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 1:31 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • I mop mine with Mr. Clean. Then when I get them really clean. I seal them with a nice coat of Future. It makes them shine and adds a seal to them.

    Answer by martinmommy26 at 1:33 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Vinegar and warm water but until they are sealed water is probably getting underneath.

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 2:35 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Do it on your hand and knees with a damp rag so as not to allow moisture between the planks. If they are real wood do NOT use cleaners or acrylic sealers. I actually spray mine with a mild vinegar and water solution and wipe them clean. Mine are 50 years old and need a good sanding/sealing also but sometimes time and money keep that from happening.

    Answer by WoodWitch at 3:10 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • It is real wood... hands and knees is hard as I only have on knee.. I will leave them for now and really look into the sanding.. ty all

    Comment by raeann1968 (original poster) at 4:36 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Murphy's Oil Soap. I use a deck brush to scrub with & mop up the water.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 6:57 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

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