How to Get Rid of Haze on Wood Floor
A wood floor is a classic style that would never go out of style. This kind of approach gives your home a touch of nature and elegance as well. Not only that is gives you the look that you want, it is also one of the easiest type to clean and maintain. The key to beautiful wooden flooring is that you keep it clean and haze free. Now, cleaning wouldn’t be a problem but getting rid of the haze? You may need some tips and other options.
Haze on your wooden flooring is just a residue that results from your previous cleaning method or other chemicals or substances that you have used before. The haze becomes really annoying and you would really want to get rid of it. Read on the following tips to help you with your problem:
The best way to get rid of the unwanted haze from your wooden floor is to go back to the good old hands, knees and elbow cleaning method. There is an amazing solution that you would have to prepare and use. Just prepare1/2 cup of ammonia and a gallon of warm water. Now, you know that ammonia is a very harsh chemical so make sure that you wear protective gloves. All you have to do is to mix the water and the ammonia together. With that solution, mop a certain inconspicuous location first to test it. After you have made sure that it has no other reaction to your floor, mop the rest of the flooring. Let it stand for about 5 minutes. Now, with a clean and soft cloth, wipe up the solution in a circular motion—making sure that you are wiping off the solution. You will notice that the hazes are now gone. However, if you still notice a couple of build-up, you just repeat the process until it’s all gone.
Now, if you are decide to just have a new coating for your wooden flooring to get rid of that haze that would be very effective too. Just a reminder, this might be a very challenging process so if you can have some help, please don’t hesitate to ask them foe help.
- First and foremost, using a rotary sander and good old sandpaper, scrape off the floor’s entire surface. This would be a preparatory process before resealing the floor. Just make sure that you are not pressing too much. Also, the key here is to sand the floor as evenly as possible so just take your time. If there are any spots that the sander missed, use the sandpaper to finish the job. Check the entire surface for any glossy parts—this would make the new sealer not stick to it.
- Using a wet/dry vacuum, vacuum the floor thoroughly.
- With your preferred paint thinner, wipe the whole floor’s surface and the buff the entire floor using a dry and smooth rap. Let it sit there for about 15 minutes and make sure that it’s really dry.
- This is the time when you apply the new coat of sealer all over the floor’s surface. Make sure that you follow the product’s instructions for the quantity and special directions.
- Depending on the product, let it dry for a specific number of hours or days (as indicated). In general, it will take a few weeks to make sure that the new coat has finally settled in and totally cured.