I removed the wall to wall carpet from the 70 year old house I recently
The floors in the bedrooms appears to be pine coated with shellac or
polyurethane. I don't want to refinish the floors because of the beautiful
In only isolated spots and by the door the coating show heavy wear.
How can I find out which coating is on the floors? How can I protect and
the floors? What should I use to clean and preserve them?
If they are coated with shellac, it will dissolve with alcohol. In an
inconspicuous place (or in a closet), moisten it with denatured alcohol. For
years, Murphy's Oil Soap was used for floors but there may be better
If there are, I haven't seen 'em.
Also great for the dash and plastic in your car and all the plastic on your
computer gear. I remember how surprised I was at first to see Motorola
recommending it for radio cases (don't want ammonia), but my doubts
disappeared once I tried it.
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