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The first step in revitalizing wood floors is to give the floor a good cleaning. You don’t want any soapy residue, so use the cleaner recommended by the product you’re using.

Once that’s dry, you can apply the revitalizer. The revitalizer goes on a milky white, but it will dry clear. Spread it smoothly and evenly and allow it to dry well before any traffic is allowed on it.

Watch the video for details.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT
The first step in revitalizing wood floors is to move out the furniture and give the floor a good cleaning. You don’t want any soapy residue, so use the cleaner recommended by the product you’re using. The cleaning is necessary to allow the revitalizer to get into the pores and scratches in the existing finish and adhere to it. Once that’s dry, you can apply the revitalizer. Revitalizers work best on floors that are sealed with polyurethane, so if you don’t know how your floor is sealed, it’s best to test it on a small inconspicuous area first. Most pre-finished wood floors like this one are sealed with polyurethane and the polymers in the revitalizer will fill in the small scratches and cover the floor with a thin protective coating. The revitalizer goes on a milky white, but it will dry clear. You simply need to spread it smoothly and evenly and allow it to dry well before any traffic is allowed on it. As you can see, the results are pretty amazing.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Love your show. This morning you featured revitalizing a hardwood floor. Can I use this product to revitalize my kitchen cabinets? They are dull and I’d just like to wipe something on them. I’ve cleaned them with murphys oil soap, but they could. Use a little brightening up! And, can you please provide the product name? Thanks.

  2. thank you for your info on revitalizing hard wood floors. Do you have a product that you would recommend for this process. Thank you

  3. Watched your show this morning and was SO happy to see your information on revitalizing hardwood floors. I would very much appreciate the name of the product you were using. I have used Bona hardwood floor polish, Rejuvinate and Zep however none of those are the color or consistency of the product you applied. Please provide the name of the product you were using.. Thank you so much!

  4. Same as Sue. I am moving soon, and will need to revitalize my hardwood floors once I’ve moved everything out. I just caught the last part of your show, looked up the video, but still cannot find the name of the product. And, can I use it on my wood cabinets?

  5. Can you give me an approx. time it takes for this product to dry enough for foot traffic?? I have 3 cats, and don’t know how long I can keep them cooped up in a bedroom!! 🙂 Thanks

  6. I have a hard wood floor in the hallway of my home that was and it stained with p some dogs how can I rejuvenate the hallway floor . To make it newt look new again.

    • Hi, Tina,
      We can’t answer all the questions we receive, due to the high volume, but we sure do our best.
      Selected questions receive a moderator’s answer, as the comments form states.
      Thanks for visiting todayshomeowner.com!

  7. What is the best product to shine your hardwood floors I use reviver was thinking of changeing to bona? Any suggestions?

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