Remove Various Stains and Smells From Wood Floors
...Stains and spots compromise the beauty of your wood floors. If your floors have blemishes from things such as pet urine, coffee, blood, ink, latex paint or chewing gum, this eBook is a must read. You will learn how to remove stains without doing the difficult and intimadating carpentry involved in a floor wood repair.
Each stain is unique and affects the wood finish differently. A stain needs to be treated with the proper wood bleach, applicator and sandpaper. This step-by-step guide explains the difference between the three types of wood bleach and how to prepare your bleach solution. In this eBook, you will get to know about the various stain types. You will learn the techniques required to remove stains that are embedded in your floor finish.
This eBook was written for those people who don't mind puttering around touching up a floor finish. As long as you follow my directions closely, you will see how easy it actually is to remove a stain. Besides, if you have an old floor that is stained, it is worth the 4 bucks to learn how removing those ugly spots will bring back your gorgeous floor!
A little snippit from the full article:
The most common question I am asked is how to I remove dark urine stains from hardwood floors. Read this and you'll find out how do this and take care of other accidental spills on your floors. I think I've covered it all in this article.
Most of the floor stains people are concerned about are pet urine. It seems that when we bring our pets in from the cold, we cannot convince them that the floor is now NOT their toilet. But you MUST convince them of this or your lovely hardwood floors will be a stinky and stained mess.
Coffee, juice and ink will also penetrate the wood finish if left for hours, and in some cases, stain the wood itself. But before you go ahead and read this, you should find out if the stain is just on the surface of the floor finish. A quick read of my floor maintenance articles (it's free) in this site will show you the safe way to clean your particular floor's finish. You may be lucky and find that a spot cleaning with a good pH neutral cleaner is all that is need to remove the stain. But, if you find that your floor finish is so unsound that it gets stained with least provocation, it may be best to sand and refinish the entire floor and take care of the stains at the same time.
If you find that it is only the floor finish itself has been stained you can use an extra fine nylon rubbing pad to assist in removing enough finish to get the mark out. Some solvents like mineral spirits will remove some crayon marks or black heel marks if the water based cleaner won't work. Lacquer thinner will remove nail polish but it will in some cases remove the floor finish too. Blot the spill with a white rag and small amounts of lacquer thinner in this case. There are products like Goof-Off that will remove latex paint splatters, and some old adhesives. And the trick to removing gum off floors is to chill it with a special spray product, so that it will chip off. For deeper stains in the finish you can even remove some more of the stained floor finish with fine 120 grit sandpaper. In a lot of these cases you will have to touch up the finish. So be sure to read the second part of my floor maintenance article to determine just what this floor finish is, so the touch up will blend well. But if you find that the stain is well into the wood itself, read on, I will describe the 3 kinds of wood bleaches and their best applications.