For the past week, OK since Sunday, I have spent almost every free minute I have (so an hour if I am lucky) scraping my wood floors BY HAND
I was mopping the floor and saw that it was cloudy, not clean and shiny. I rubbed it with my finger only to find out this filmy grime came off. Ugh! Its not wax, since I don't have the time or energy to wax the floor. The only conclusion I can come up with is its cleaner build-up.
Murphy's Oil to be exact. Something that has been around for forever so I figured it was good for the wood floors. Apparently not!
And since its cleaner build-up I can't bring myself to use cleaner to get it up.
So instead I have been scraping the floor by hand with a plastic scraper.
Can you see the little cloudy spot on the left I hadn't scraped yet? Its like that ALL over my floor. The entire upstairs of my house.
This is what comes up, and it takes FOREVER to scrap it. Because first I have to steam mop the crap out of it.My husband thought I was scraping the varnish off, but varnish wouldn't come up with just a steam mop and scraping.
Did I mention the ENTIRE upstairs has to be done!? So far it has taken me 3 days to get the hallway done and part of the kitchen. (of course I am doing this with both kids around so I don't get to work on it as much as I need to)
Saturday the kids are going to grandma's and my husband and I will be moving everything out of the house and scraping the floor and getting it back to where it should be.
Nothing like spending some kid free time with your husband.... scraping the floors.
Anyone who wants to come help I'll give you your own scraper and beer!