Thursday, January 21, 2010

Got rid of mop 'n glo residue on my hardwood floors!

I am sooooo ecstatic! I have gorgeous hardwood floors throughout my house. When we moved in I started using mop 'n glo to make my floors shiny and I would caution everyone to not walk on the floors til it was completely dry. Well, to my dismay, the floors started to lok really dull and had lots of patches where it was worse, like there was stuff caked on the floor. I went to Home Depot and got some hardwood floor cleaner and sprayed it on the floor a dozen times and mopped and mopped and mopped but nothing was getting this gunk off my floors. I even got down on my hands and knees with some Murphy's oil soap and scrubbed but, nothing. This stuff was not coming off. I could not figure out what it was and why my floors looks so dull and grungy. I asked a friend who has hardwood how her floors always look so shiny and my floors are newer. She asked me what I use on My floors and I told her I used mop 'n glo and she immediately said "Never use that!" I didn't know.

I went home and looked it up on google and low and behold lots of others had the same problem with mop 'n glo. This residue that never comes off. I finally found a woman willing to give FREE advice on how she got the residue off her floors. (Most were trying to sell and e-book about it) Here it is folks..... the secret! 1/2 cup of ammonia to 1 gallon of hot water! That's it! Use a rag and scrub the residue off the floors. It will take time and some elbow grease but it works and my floors are shiny again!!! If you have a laminate floor like pergo or something else like it you can follow the woman's advice and put a little of the ammonia water onto the floor and let it sit for 5 minutes before scrubbing but since I have hardwood that does not do well with water just sitting on it I had to squeeze the rag almost dry and scrub with it and then follow it with a dry rag to mop up as much water as possible as I was scrubbing. I noticed that the second pass of the damp rag took the stuff off as the first pass allowed the ammonia to penetrate the residue on the floor. I was so happy to see my beautiful floors again. they no longer look dirty and I feel like I can wash the floors now and they will lOOK like it!!

Mission accomplished!

10 comments:

Raven said...

Thank you so much! I just put Mop & Glo on my floors and knew within minutes it was a mistake. My beautiful floors instantly dulled. I tried steam cleaning the floors next but that didn't work. I'm getting ammonia tomorrow.

cilla said...

Thanks you!!--Exactly my situation!!

Laurabeth said...

I have linoleum floors that are dull n wanted to use the mop n glo but after readin the bad stories, I'm thinkin of not gettin it but my question is why is it not makin the floor shiney like it claims?

megan baucom said...

The mop n glo does make your floor shiny the first few times you use it. I have hardwood floors that are totally ruined right now bc of mop n glo. it took me a little while to figure it out. but now I have and I know its going to take me all weekend to straighten it out. :( stake on mop n glo for selling this gunk. I am so angry about my floors. but I have my ammonia and some windex to set this mess straight....hopefully. wish me luck and ill let everyone know how it turns out. I will never use mop n glo again that's one thing for sure!!!

warmfuzzies said...
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warmfuzzies said...

So sorry this happened to you too Megan. It is a pain to get the residue off the floors but it is possible. It will take a lot of elbow grease and water and ammonia. I am not sure about the Windex but I know all I used was water and ammonia. You will get it off and your floors will look great again. Yes, I agree, Shame on Mop 'N glo.

warmfuzzies said...

Laurabeth~ I think that it makes floors shiny because of stuff it leave behind on the floor. It may leave a shiny residue that looks great for a moment but dulls very fast. I noticed that any foot prints or dirt that got on the floor soon after I mopped (3 kids and a dog...) would stick to the residue and never come out. The only thing that worked for me was getting it off my floor and never using it again. I could never get the foot prints or the dirt off the floor no matter how many times I mopped or scrubbed til I used the ammonia and water.

Alison Moore said...

Acetone will take mop&goo off will less elbow grease and it evaporates quickly unlike ammonia. I used a scrub pad (or brush) to put it on and loosen. Then I used a dry cloth to remove the rest of the residue. It was hard but it can be done.

janster7777 said...

I am on my knees with the ammonia and hot water but not really seeing progress. Did you use a brush? I am wondering if a plastic chore boy type brush would speed this up? Thoughts?

warmfuzzies said...

I did have to use a ton of elbow grease. Maybe a brush would help you. Sorry, I just saw this comment. Blogger is reverting comments to a spam folder now. The acetone may work like another who commented. I have used acetone on my daughters floor (wood) because my youngest got into her nail polish and dumped it all over her floor. That is how I cleaned up all the nail polish. Took 3 bottles and I was super dizzy with a headache for a couple days. I think the ammonia is a better alternative than acetone chemical wise. but as long as you don't have to use a lot then it all works.