How to clean the floor after repair?

Repair is not only a joyful event of renovating your home, but also a laborious process to clean up its consequences: whitewashing, painting, wallpapering, etc., all this leaves its hard to wash mark on the floor. A natural question arises: how to clean the floor after repair?

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How to make cleaning easier after repair?

How to wash the floor from whitewashing? There is a very practical proposition that it is better to prevent a problem than to correct the consequences. To reduce the risk of coating contamination, do the following before starting work:

  1. Cover the floor with oilcloth or polyethylene.
  2. Attach it to the baseboards with masking tape.

Note: if such material is not available, use old newspapers or unnecessary rags.

How to clean the floor after repairThese measures will help to reduce the degree of pollution, but, unfortunately, the paint dust will still settle to the surface over time, and the glue will leave sticky spots. If you did not take care of timely protection at all, then a long cleaning is provided to you.

But even in this case, do not despair! In this article, we will give you some effective tips and advice on how to quickly clean the floor from any material after repair, while not spending a lot of time and effort cleaning your home.

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How to clean the floor after repair?

How to wash or clean concrete dust? To cope with such a difficult task as quickly as possible, you will need the following tools:

  • water tank;
  • several rags;
  • microfiber cloths;
  • vinegar;
  • salt;
  • potassium permanganate;
  • ammonia;
  • kerosene;
  • dishwashing detergent;
  • Domestos;
  • liquid organic cleaner L.O.C. from Amway;
  • special means for mopping Mr. Muscle and Mr. Proper;
  • laminate and parquet care products, for example, Laminate wash & shine;
  • tile care products, for example, HG Polish, wax and dirt remover;
  • DETERDEK Acid Floor Cleaner.

In a separate article you will find a more detailed selection of suitable means for cleaning after repair.

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How to wash the apartment after repair and white coating on the floor?

The general outline of your cleaning actions will be as follows:

  1. Clean the area for cleaning: remove furniture, things.
  2. With a wet broom, collect large debris in garbage bags.
  3. Sweep dust or vacuum the floor.
  4. Use a cloth dampened with warm water to rinse off the main dirt.
  5. Let the base dry.
  6. If stuck pieces of cement, putty, whitewash are left on the floor, take a spatula and carefully try to scrape off the top layer of such spots.
  7. Moisten the remaining traces thoroughly with water to acidify, then carefully collect them with a rag.
  8. Start cleaning the floor from the far corner towards the exit with raking motions.
  9. Rinse the mop thoroughly and often.
  10. Unscrew the cloth well so as not to apply excess moisture to the decorative coating.
  11. Change the water in the bucket as often as possible.

Note: After arranging the walls, consider their further design. We will tell you a lot. DIY wall decor ideas.

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How to clean the floor from building dust?

There are several ways to clean the floor from whitewashing; they are all tried and tested by more than one specialist. Choose for yourself more suitable depending on the type of decorative flooring.

Method 1

To wash off traces of whitewash from the floor, use vegetable oil:

  1. Make an oily solution in a bucket of warm water in a ratio of 1: 100.
  2. Wash the floor thoroughly.
  3. Replace the water, add 100 grams of vinegar to it.
  4. Rinse with this solution.
  5. Rinse the solution with clean water.

Note: Vinegar can be replaced with any chlorine-based product.

Method 2

To wash the lime whitewash, use ordinary kitchen salt:

  1. The first time you wash the floor with a warm solution of water with a dishwashing detergent: 1 tbsp. funds for a bucket of water.
  2. Second time with a solution of salt: add ½ cup of salt to a bucket of water.
  3. If there are still traces of whitewash, add 100 ml of a table bite to the saline solution.
  4. At the end of the process, wipe with clean water.

Method 3

How to clean the floor after repairIf the contamination is very serious, use potassium permanganate:

  1. Dilute potassium permanganate in water to a bright pink color.
  2. Wipe the floor with a solution.

Note: Do not use this method on varnished surfaces - stains will remain.

Method 4

The dirt that has eaten up after repair is easily washed with kerosene:

  1. Add 100g of kerosene to a bucket of water.
  2. Mop the floor.
  3. To remove the smell, dilute 200 ml of vinegar in a bucket of clean water.
  4. Wipe the floor with a solution.

Method 5

To clean old whitewash from the floor, use the Domestos Pine Fresh universal cleaner:

  1. Dilute the product in water in a proportion of 50 ml per 5 liters of water.
  2. Mortar the floor.
  3. Wipe the surface several times with clean water.

Method 6

To deal with pollution after repairs, use special detergents designed for floors: Mr. Proper and Mr. Muscle. They will make your floor clean and fill the room with fresh scents. They can be diluted in water and not removed from the decorative coating additionally after the main wash with clean running water.

Note: Read the instructions carefully before use to maintain proper proportions.

Method 7

This product is suitable for all floor coverings - universal concentrate from Amway L.O.C:

  1. Pour water into the container.
  2. Add to it a concentrated product in a ratio of 1: 200.
  3. Mortar the floor.
  4. Do not rinse.
  5. Repeat the process if necessary.

Method 8

Use a special tool designed for cleaning plaster dust PROBEL, it is also recommended for cleaning whitewash works. It is sold in all hardware and construction stores.

Apply it as follows:

  1. Dilute in a proportion of 10 ml of the product to 1 liter of water.
  2. Apply to coating.
  3. Rinse off with water.
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How to wash the floor after painting?

How to clean the floor after repairIf you have a painted wooden floor, use a solution of water and ammonia:

  1. For 1 liter of water, add 1 tbsp. ammonia.
  2. Wash the floor with this solution.
  3. If you want the wooden surface to shine, wipe it with a cloth dipped in linseed oil.

To wash paint stains off the painted floor, use alcohol:

  1. Soak a cotton swab in alcohol.
  2. Apply for a few seconds to the stain.
  3. Take a spatula and gently peel off the paint.

Note: If the spots of paint are extensive, dilute ammonia in water, rub the contaminated areas.

Use DETERDEK Acid Floor Cleaner to clean whitewashed floors. It removes building impurities, limestone traces from all coatings.

The principle of its use is as follows:

  1. Dilute, depending on the degree of contamination, in a ratio of 1: 5 to 1:10.
  2. Spread the substance with a rag on the floor.
  3. Leave on for a few minutes.
  4. Rinse with plenty of water.

Note: To restore shine and shine to the old coating, wash it with a mixture of milk and water in a 1: 1 ratio.

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How to wash linoleum after repair?

For the floor covered with linoleum, all of the above methods are suitable. Add a few more useful tips for caring for this decorative material.

Note: Do not use such products as ammonia, gasoline and alcohol when cleaning linoleum.

Method 1

Dirty embossed linoleum is much more difficult to clean, unlike its other types. It is ideally washed with a massive washing vacuum cleaner. With this approach, you can easily clean the coating from whitish spots.

Method 2

To restore linoleum to its original form, if it has darkened, use drying oil:

  1. Put the product on a rag.
  2. Wipe the coating thoroughly.
  3. Rub with a dry wool rag.
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How to clean the floor from the laminate after repair?

How to clean the floor after repairLaminate in our time is a very common type of coating. The laminated board is coated with a thin layer of fibrous material impregnated with thermosetting resins. This makes it heat-resistant, shockproof, resistant to prolonged loads, but, despite all these qualities, it requires careful attitude and certain care.

Option 1

The easiest way is to use a solution of water with vinegar:

  1. Dilute the vinegar in a bucket in the ratio of 1 tablespoon to 5 liters of water.
  2. Wipe the surface with this solution.
  3. Rinse with clean water.

Option 2

Use special laminate care products - they wash and give shine to the coating, and also have a fresh smell:

  1. Make a solution in a proportion of 100 ml of Laminate wash & shine in 10 liters of warm water.
  2. Wash the surface with this solution with a microfiber cloth, it absorbs moisture well and perfectly cleans.
  3. Make sure that the rag is not too wet to prevent deformation of the coating.

Note: Do not rinse the solution.

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How to clean parquet after repair?

The parquet board is afraid of moisture, therefore it is not recommended to wash the parquet, usually it is wiped with a damp cloth. But if there is such a need, use special parquet care products for cleaning. For example, Parquet wash & shine. This product is used for lacquered flooring.

When cleaning, adhere to the following sequence of actions:

  1. Vacuum the surface with a special nozzle on which there are soft wheels.
  2. Make a solution of 100 ml of the product in 10 liters of warm water.
  3. Wet a regular floorcloth in the solution or use the special HG Natural fiber floor cloth.
  4. Before washing the floor, wring the rag and make sure that it is not very wet.
  5. Mop the floor.
  6. After processing, do not rinse or dry the surface - the product covers the floor with a special film and gives the surface a shine.

In order to remove paint stains from parquet without varnish, we offer several options:

  1. Option 1:
    1. Use regular cream.
    2. Apply cream to a rag.
    3. Gently rub the stain.
  2. Option 2:
    1. Take the cologne into service.
    2. Pour it onto the stain with a small amount.
    3. Rub the stain with a cotton swab.
    4. Wipe with a damp cloth.
    5. Drain the surface.
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How to wash floor tiles after repair?

To clean lime deposits from tiles, use the HG special polish, wax and dirt remover.

Note: It protects the floor from the appearance of new stains, greatly simplifies the cleaning process.

The method of its application is very simple:

  1. Dilute 100g of the product into 10 liters of water.
  2. Clean the floor by constantly rinsing the rag.
  3. Change the water as it gets dirty.
  4. Do not rinse the floor to avoid removing the gloss layer.
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To wash off oil or enamel paint from the tiles, use the “Mole” pipe cleaner, it will effectively wash off the coating and make it clean and shiny.

Note: After you finish the whole cleaning process, it's time to think about stopping the apartment so that it is comfortable, beautiful, practical. Read about:

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Useful Tips

  1. To achieve a good result in cleaning the floor from whitewashing, try to change the water more often.
  2. Do not let paint dry on the surface, try to clean immediately.
  3. When using smelling agents, work in a well-ventilated area.
  4. Wear special clothing and protective gloves.

Adhering to the above cleaning rules after repair, you can enjoy the work you have done to change the interior design and relax in a comfortable house, and not spend a lot of time on long cleaning of all traces!

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