Wednesday, 16 November 2011

How to Remove Stains from Oak Floor with Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can be effectively used to remove stains from oak flooring. Often, the stains caused by pet or plant drainage soak deep into the wooden floor boards when left to dry, making the sanding useless. To get rid of these types of stains, you will need a product that will lift the stain from below the visible surface, and that product could be the hydrogen peroxide. You can easily make a stain to disappear from your oak floor by using common household hydrogen peroxide and following the tips below.


  1. Depending on the size of the stain, generously dampen a white cloth or a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide. Cleaners Regents park advise to do this close to the stained area so you don't leave a trace of hydrogen peroxide while walking to the stain.
  2. Press the soaked cloth or cotton ball against the stain and leave it to sit on the floor overnight. Use a dry cloth to soak up any hydrogen peroxide that has dripped on areas of the floor that aren't stained.
  3. Remove the cloth and examine the area for any remaining stain. If the stain is still visible, soak the cloth again with hydrogen peroxide and place it over the stain for another day.
  4. Once the stain is gone, leave the oak floor to dry for at least two days and then sand and refinish the treated area.

Note: Do not use hydrogen peroxide on dark oak floor boards, as the bleaching effect may cause more noticeable spot. To deal with stains on dark floors, consider hiring professionals, such as cleaners Richmond.


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