How to clean a waxed floor

How to clean a waxed wooden floor? The waxed wooden floor is really very pretty in a house. But as with any other type of parquet and floor covering, waxed wood must be well cleaned and maintained.

Today I offer you good tips and tricks for maintaining and cleaning a waxed floor. Happy cleaning!

1. Remove dust and dirt from a waxed floor

Before moving on to tips for cleaning stains and making waxed parquet shine, you must first remove dust and other solid dirt on the floor.

In fact, regardless of the type of floor, you should always start by removing dust and other dirt so as not to scratch the surface during cleaning.

To do this you can use a vacuum cleaner or better still a microfiber broom that you simply moisten very lightly with water.

2. Remove a water stain from a waxed floor

If you notice the presence of an old water stain on the waxed wood floor there is a solution; linseed oil.

Here’s how to get rid of that water stain:

  1. Dampen a soft cloth with a little linseed oil (just a few drops).
  2. Gently rub the water stain to make the linseed oil penetrate well.
  3. Leave to dry and apply a wax with a few drops of linseed oil to the old stain.
  4. Rub with a soft, dry microfiber cloth to buff the wood.

3. Remove black stains from waxed parquet

It is normal to see black spots appear over the years on a waxed floor, especially if you have not taken the time to maintain it properly.

Here’s how to remove those black spots:

  1. Soak a soft cloth or better still a sponge with lukewarm water.
  2. Rub the damp sponge into clay stone and scrub the stain.
  3. Finish with the application of a little white wax on the floor.

4. Remove a stubborn stain from a waxed floor

If the stain is very stubborn and well embedded in the wood then the sanding solution may be the only possible solution. This is the case, for example, of ink stains on wood.

  1. Clean the surface with soapy water and let it dry.
  2. Sand the floor at the level of the stain with sandpaper (abrasive paper).
  3. Begin sanding with medium grade sandpaper and finish with fine grade.
  4. Apply wax with a cloth or brush.
  5. Allow to dry and use a wool cloth to buff the waxed wood.

To polish the wood you can use a woolen cloth, microfiber or even better a sheepskin which will be even more effective in making the waxed wood shine.

5. A cork to remove a stain

Having tested it a few times, the cork stopper trick works really well for removing stains from waxed wooden floors or furniture.

Simple and easy here is how to succeed with this cleaning tip:

  1. Cut a cork in half (a real cork).
  2. Rub the stain following the direction of the wood (always in the same direction).
  3. Rub the treated surface with a cloth and a little linseed oil to finish.

The cork stopper trick is very effective in cleaning a white stain on wooden furniture as you will discover here: Removing a white heat stain on a wooden table.

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