Flooring

Removing scuff marks from linoleum flooring

To remove scuff marks from linoleum flooring, rub the scuff marks with toothpaste before washing the floor.

Removing ink from wooden flooring

  1. Firstly, you need to mix a teaspoon of baking soda with warm water to form a paste.
  2. Dip your finger into the paste and place it over the ink stain. Carefully rub the paste into the stain. Try not to rub too hard as baking soda can be slightly abrasive and it may damage the finish of the wood
  3. Next, moisten the soft cotton cloth with clean water and wipe the paste away from the stained area
  4. Repeat the above steps until the ink is completely removed from the wood
  5. Now wipe the area of the stain with a cotton ball dampened with a very small amount of rubbing alcohol to remove the chalky residue left from the baking soda.

Removing grease from wooden flooring

  1. Remove the excess grease from the wooden surface with a paper towel. Do not wipe; wiping will cause the grease to seep further into the wood.
  2. Pour ¼ cup of water and vinegar into a bow. Soak a dish towel in the mixture. For tougher grease stains, it can help to warm the mixture in the microwave first.
  3. Pour pure vinegar straight onto the grease stained wood surface
  4. Clean the vinegar up with a dish towel. Remember, do not wipe hard, pat dry the surface instead. Make sure to get grease out of small areas by using cotton buds.
  5. For bigger grease stains, pour baking powder or kitty litter over the grease and let sit for a little bit before cleaning.

Removing water stains from wooden flooring

  1. Apply a small amount of non-gel toothpaste to a damp, clean, lint-free cloth
  2. Rub toothpaste over the water spot
  3. Remove film with a clean, damp cloth
  4. Dry with a clean, dry cloth
  5. Polish

Removing dried water base paint from hard flooring

  1. Use a dull knife or something with a blunt scraping edge to scrape up the paint.
  2. If you can’t get all the paint stain off, speak to a flooring specialist at your local DIY store for the best heavy-duty cleaning solvent for your type of flooring.