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Old 02-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Does anyone make varsol any more for cleaning hardwood floors? Or have mineral spirits replaced it.

Removed Old carpeting and there were some beautiful hardwood floors under the carpeting. There seems to be a residue from the padding any ideas on how to best remove this?

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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I haven't tried the products, but I have seen finish restorer products by Minwax and Varathane at Menards and Home Depot.

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Does anyone make varsol any more for cleaning hardwood floors? Or have mineral spirits replaced it.

Removed Old carpeting and there were some beautiful hardwood floors under the carpeting. There seems to be a residue from the padding any ideas on how to best remove this?
Don't use a wax product, like Murphy's. It'll hurt down the road if you want to put a coat on it.

You can try Basic's IFT and Squeaky. The IFT is a heavy duty cleaner (Intensive Floor Treatment), Squeaky is used to give it a shine and remove the haze left by the IFT.

If it were me, I'd look at the condition of the floor. Usually floors that have been under carpet for ages don't look that great and need to be sanded down and finished. The sanding will take the pad residue with the top layer. I guess I'm saying if you're going to sand it anyway, don't worry about cleaning it.
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i used plainly water and soap for my hardwood floors...i did not try to vacuum it,i will if i can make it when there is a carpet on it.









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Soap and water should never be used to clean any form of real wood flooring.
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There seems to be a residue from the padding any ideas on how to best remove this?
There is another current thread running on this topic. I suggested rubber cement thinner for getting latex padding residue loose. Test whatever you try to make sure it does not discolor the hardwood.
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Soap and water should never be used to clean any form of real wood flooring.
Absolute nonsense comment!

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