Olive oil hydrates and polishes wood flooring without leaving behind the dirt-attracting movie common with store-bought products. It can clean and polish your floor at the same time or permit you to rapidly buff dull places back to a stunning sheen. But the applications don’t stop there: Olive oil turns any cleaning solution into a semi-polishing product, hydrates bare wood floors and enthusiasts outside scuff marks.
Polish While Cleaning
Sweep the ground thoroughly, vacuum with the beater bar increased to the maximum setting, or sweep with a dry dust mop.
Fill a 2-gallon bucket into the halfway point with hot water; the hottest atmosphere from your tap is fine. Add 3/4 cup of olive oil along with 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar or fresh lemon juice. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Wet a string or wax mop at the method, wring it out thoroughly and mop the floor, starting in the other side of the room in the exit.
Work your way out of this room, re-wetting and wringing out the mop as you go. Be mindful of working the solution into the ground, going over each section a few times; because the cleaning solution doesn’t contain soap, you do not need to think about leaving a deposit. However, too much moisture is awful for timber, and thus do not over-saturate the ground.
Let the floor dry completely. The diluted vinegar or lemon juice will soften, leaving behind the moisturizing olive oil. If the floor feels abnormally slick, later on, buff the extra oil out with a cloth and reduce the amount of olive oil used to 1/2 cup.
Buffing Dull Areas
Wipe the area you are going to be polishing with a dusting cloth and turn on an overhead light.
Apply a few drops of olive oil into your lint-free cloth. Buff it into the dull area of the timber, adding more olive oil into the cloth as needed. Don’t pour olive oil right on the ground.
Wait one hour. Buff the area with a clean cloth to remove the excess oil. If needed, repeat the process until the dreary area reaches a shine very similar to the surrounding ground.
Other Olive Oil Uses
Add a few drops of olive oil into your normal non-polishing floor cleaning mix to hydrate timber and leave behind a wonderful sheen.
Condition bare wood floors by filling a bucket with warm water, adding a few drops of olive oil and mopping the solution on the ground. Do this once per week to remain wood hydrated, especially during dry weather.
Remove scuff marks and polish floors by mixing baking soda with a drop or two of olive oil. Apply to this mark, then wait a few minutes to allow it to soften and then buff the solution into the ground with a soft sponge. Wipe away residue with a damp cloth.