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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    if you're worried about off gassing you can buy low VOC or water based stain. now it's not an issue. do it right, don't cut corners, you'll regret it

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    I appreciate your help but, low VOC is not an option. Low VOC is not NO VOC

    I promise I wont regret cutting corners for the time being and will definitely refinish the floor properly before I rent the unit to future tenants.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    Did you try just, well, buffing the offending patch, if it's not very big, with something like a microfibre kitchen cloth, or similar? It might be just enough to bring back the sheen. A shammy (chamois skin) might also work.

    Household vinegar is an effective and non-toxic cleanser - maybe try giving it a thorough wipe with vinegar first?

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Buff haze out of hardwood flooring?

    I wound up using a mr clean magic eraser and it probably made the area 20-25% better. Nothing great but it took the edge off the blemish.

    Its covered with a new pad and rug now but, I'd still love to hear other ideas. This sounds like a good topic for ask this old house.

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