I hope you can help me. Used cooking oil (peanut oil used to fry
shrimp and some chicken fat) spilled on my hard wood floors and sat
till I came home, maybe an hour, there is now a stain, mark, and
visable area that is different. Any suggestions on how to clean it.
The floors were refinished maybe 2 years ago with a waterbase type of
finish I think. thanks,
On 16 Dec 2003 04:26:02 -0800, noahs_ark email@example.com (tina) wrote:
What may save your floor is that finish. Oil on unfinished (or worn)
wood is like a sponge and will soak up oil. Use cheap kitty litter
(the kind made from clay) and spread it over the area. Depending on
the floor finish, age, condition, you could gently grind the kitty
litter over the floor using a (covered) rolling pin. Wait a day for
the clay to absorb the oil. If it looks like this is helping, repeat
the procedure. Then use Dawn dishwashing liquid to wash the area.
This may or may not work, but worth a try. Instead of the kitty litter
there is a product that may be even better called "Oil-Dri" if you can
find it at your automotive supply shop. Good luck and let us know what
you tried that worked--I'd like to know!
Hi Tina I hope this helps.
Remove as much grease as possible with newspaper, paper
towels, or a plastic spatula. On wood and cork, put a
cloth saturated with dry cleaning fluid on the stain for
five minutes. Then wipe the area dry and wash with
detergent and water. .
Cautions: When working with any chemicals, carefully
read and follow the label directions for using that
chemical, especially any cautions on safe use! With
solvents, be very careful to have ventilation, and no
flame or spark in area!
The first time you use any procedure on any floor,
test it first on an out-of-the-way part of the floor to
be sure it does not damage the flooring or finish.
The Fuller Brush Man
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