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Get Scuff Marks Off Your Wood Floors


The plumber did a good job fixing that leak, but he left a trail of scuff marks on your hardwood floor! Here’s how to clean them without scratching the beautiful wood…

Put a little petroleum jelly or baby oil on a cloth, and work it into the floor to remove the mark. Once it’s gone, go over the area with dry paper towels, making sure there’s not a trace of the slippery jelly or oil left. The jelly or baby oil cleaner should work on both laminated and untreated wood.

If the marks are too tough for petroleum jelly or baby oil, get an old, clean toothbrush, apply some white toothpaste and gently scrub the mark. Then wipe the area clean with a damp cloth or sponge.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic. They are authors of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips Date: August 23, 2011 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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