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DIY Polished Floorboards

Updated February 21, 2017

Polishing your floorboards can work wonders for a room. Floor polish enhances the natural beauty of the wood and empowers the wood to give off a soft glow, to be both warm and welcoming. You don't need a sophisticated machine or expensive products to give your wood floorboards an unforgettable shine. You can make all-natural floor cleaner and all-natural polisher to add gleam to your floorboards and give off a pleasant scent.

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  1. Combine 4 tbsp white vinegar with 4 tbsp water softener and 1 gallon warm water in a bucket. Dip a mop in the mixture and wipe down the floors. Dry as you go with a large soft rag.

  2. Combine 1 tbsp beeswax with 2 cups mineral oil in a double boiler. Heat over low heat until well combined. Allow the mixture to cool for two to three minutes.

  3. Dip a soft rag in the mixture and apply to your floor in nice even strokes. Apply this all-natural polish with the grain of the wood to help accentuate it.

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Things You'll Need

  • 4 tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 tbsp water softener
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Soft large rags
  • 1 tbsp beeswax
  • 2 cups mineral oil
  • Double boiler

About the Author

Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."

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