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Old 08-27-2008, 03:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We have the original 1939 hard wood floors in this house. They are very dull and in need of a serious refinishing but we can't afford it right now.

How can I spiff them up and make them look nice and at least have some shine to them?
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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Ours are dull, too. Laid in 1937. I don't know how to make them shine, unless it's very temporary. Int hat case, I spray a bit of Citrus Shine on a rag and rub it on. Looks beautiful for about 1/2 hour...

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Wax 'em.

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use lemon oil. it takes a bit of elbow grease, cuz you have to rub it into the wood with a rag, but it's worth it.

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When we were selling our last house, we were in the same boat with the old floors needing refinishing. I rubbed them by hand with a beeswax-based product from the hardware store to shine them right up. It gave them a rich color and some luster, and it was totally worth the work.
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