Natural wood floor cleaning - practical sheet
The parquet raw (unpolished, unoiled and unglazed) is easy to clean as long as it is not stained. Stains penetrate unprotected wood and are very difficult to remove.
In this article we give you a lot of tips to clean stains of different origins on a bare floor.
Nobody does not like stains on the floor
Maintenance of the parquet floor
In general, the daily maintenance of the parquet floor is not very particular. The ideal way is a damp microfiber broom without any product.
Without doubt the microfiber broom is useful for the maintenance of parquet
- The carnauba wax milk, 100% natural, is very good for cleaning, shining and protecting the wooden floor.
- The deep cleaning of the white wooden floor is done with a brush of quackgrass soaked in black soap. Since it is intensive cleaning, do not repeat too often.
- To beautify your floor, prepare a mixture with 2/3 of siccatized linseed oil and 1/3 of turpentine. Apply the mixture with a cloth. Let it dry and then shine.
- To refresh your floor, clean it with a brush and potato cooking water. Here is the recipe:
Mix 125 g of starch in 1/2 liter of water.
Heat until you get a liquid jelly.
Dissolve this jelly in 10 liters of water.
Bleach the floor
In order to whitewash a white wood floor, it is cleaned with a brush soaked in bleach (4 spoonfuls for 1 liter) or with hot water containing ammonia or sodium hydroxide solution.
Bleach and ammonia are often used to whiten rough parquet
Remove stains from the parquet floor
Oil or fat on your floor
To remove a stain of oil or grease from your bare parquet, it is necessary that you pour talc or earth of sommières on the stain. Then cover it with paper towels and put your hot iron on the whole thing. Change the paper several times until the oil stain disappears. Finally clean with a sponge sprinkled with baking soda. Rinse.
The land of sommières is among the stain removers
First, try to clean the stains with a sponge moistened with water and Marseille soap. Then rinse and dry.
- Sand with steel wool.
- Detach with a cloth soaked in ammonia.
- Use hydrogen peroxide but be careful as this product may lighten the wood. Rinse the area as quickly as possible with a damp cloth.
Rub the stain with a toothbrush soaked in lemon juice or diluted bleach. Rinse. Dry.
Painting on natural wood
Sand the stain. Then use a product to strip the ovens leaving 15 min. Wipe and rinse.
Another possibility: Put a cloth wet with white spirit. After rinsing with a damp cloth.
Coffee or tea
To remove a stain of fresh coffee or tea, absorb as much as possible with paper towels. Then rub with fine-grained steel wool.
Remove a stain of wax
Scrape off the solidified wax stain with a spoon. Then rub with fine-grained steel wool.
In order to clean organic liquids from your rough parquet, you have to do the following:
Sand as much as possible with steel wool. Afterwards clean the stains with a sponge moistened with water and Marseille soap. If this is not enough, detach with a cloth soaked in slightly diluted ammonia. Rinse quickly with a damp cloth.
Black stain on the parquet in natural wood
To clean black stains from your parquet there are several possibilities:
- Rub the stains with a school gum, ink side.
- Clean with a cloth moistened with clay stone.
- Remove stains by rubbing them with a rag soaked in white spirit. This product leaves a greasy trace so it is necessary to pour then a good thickness of talc or earth of sommières on the task and to cover with a good thickness of paper towels. Finally put your hot iron on the whole thing. Change the paper as soon as the fat disappears.
Some spots are very difficult to remove
Talc absorbs liquids
Stain of cigarette burns
Rub the burn marks with fine-grained steel wool.
Cool with ice cubes contained in a plastic bag and then scrape the chewing gum stain with a spatula. If a stain remains, scrub with soapy water or diluted with a mild detergent such as Mini Mir. If the stain persists, rub with fine-grained steel wool.
Chocolate on parquet in raw wood
If the stain is fresh, absorb with paper towel. Then rub with soapy water or diluted with a mild detergent such as Mini Mir and rinse. If the stain persists, rub with fine-grained steel wool.