Flea bombs took off finish or left dull spots

Q: I had to use some flea bombs in my house because of a flea problem we were having. They seem to have taken some of the finish off our floors in places, and we are now left with many dull spots. What can I bring the shine back with? Continue reading Flea bombs took off finish or left dull spots

Wax finish gets dull fast

Q: I recently refinished the 80 year old white oak floors in our family and living rooms. Having used a drum sander and edger in my first attempt 11 years ago, and finishing with a water-based polyurethane, the innumerable chatter marks and other disastrous mistakes encouraged a new approach this time around. Continue reading Wax finish gets dull fast

Mineral spirits used to remove glue marks left finish dull

Q: We just installed glue down hardwood flooring; pre-finished Centerra oak flooring. We used Robers Urethane 1408 glue. Unfortunately, as first timers, we were not paying too close attention to the glue marks. We were able to remove the glue with mineral spirits, but it left the finish dull in the areas that the glue had touched. Continue reading Mineral spirits used to remove glue marks left finish dull

Dullness around area rug

Q: I have a hardwood floor that the builder Installed in 1999. A large area rug covered most of the floor ever since we moved in. I removed the rug recently and saw that the entire perimeter area of the floor’s finish outside of the area rug has dulled, and the floor underneath where the rug was looks brand new. Continue reading Dullness around area rug

Dull streaks on laminate from office chairs

Q: We installed the thickest and most expensive laminate floors in our house about two years ago. Our two office chairs in our house have plastic wheels. The laminate floor in the office is very dull, we think from the wheels of the chairs. Continue reading Dull streaks on laminate from office chairs

Haze on wood floor

Q: We have a wood floor in my house that we have owned for 6 months. Since we moved in, the wood floors have a haze over them. We have two active boys and several dogs. We’ve tried to keep the floors as clean as possible. I tried cleaning with almost every type of cleaning product out there, even just water. They all just make it worse. Continue reading Haze on wood floor