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My Boss has had me scrubbing the floors all week...
... Oh! wait, I am the Boss Rolling Eyes

I've been stripping old polish and grime off the lino before giving it a new layer of polish.
Mostly because we were putting some spray varnish on some canvas prints last year on a plastic sheet in the middle of the studio floor and the over spray has clung to all the dirt and muck making the floor extra grubby.
So it was on with the old clothes and out with the white spirit and scrubby pad, then the scrubbing brush and soap, then the mop and soapy water, then the clean mop and vinegar water...
... I'm knackered, and I've still to do two layers of polish once it arrives from Lakeland.Blink

Do you still get on your hands and knees to scrub the floor?

Posted at 15th Jan 2014 - 10:49AM   Posted by Fairy Nuff   Old Scrubber! Comments: 10

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Perhaps you should try 'Fairy Liquid'? Oh Yes! And when you've done there, how about nipping round to my place FN, the kitchen floor need a bit of a go...Wink

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 15th Jan 2014 at 11:07AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Yikes . . . I'll email you a tub of elbow grease.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 15th Jan 2014 at 11:58AM

Ivy's Avatar I sometimes get to my knees to scrub the floor, but not half as often as I should. But just imagine that cup of tea tasting so much better after such hard work.

Posted by: Ivy on 15th Jan 2014 at 01:59PM

Fennie's Avatar Why would anyone want to do that. I recommend - splashing a generous amount of Flash on the floor. Then taking a boiling kettle I pour a cupful here and a cupful there over the Flash. Then I take a long-handled mop and run it over the floor until the floor is more or less clean. Then I take an old bathmat kept for the purpose and put it under one shoe and then play a drunk dragging a foot so that the bathmat is propelled all over the floor, the water is soaked up the floor is dry and the bathmat can go in the washing machine. Actually if the floor is very wet I might wring out the mop a few times first. But hands and knees ?

Posted by: Fennie on 15th Jan 2014 at 06:55PM

Cadfael's Avatar The new mop buckets that squeeze your mop as you push down are very good. Boiling water,white vinegar and lavendar or orange oil do the job on my floor,the new vileda mop and mop bucket do the trick.

Posted by: Cadfael on 15th Jan 2014 at 08:18PM

Faith's Avatar Well Fennie to be honest your method (if true) seems more hard work to me than going on hands and knees. Forgot the bath mat you need a swiffer mop like wot I have got!!!!Laughing

I was on my hands and knees today in my daughter's bathroom as went to visit and found her on a cleaning mission on her day off - this is my younger daughter not the one with the kids So I helped but basically it just needed a quick go with a dustpan and brush and then as she lacks a mop etc just did the floor with febreze wipes.

I do my own floor with Flash and mop and bucket - then dry with the swiffer. I had a scrubbing brush when I first got married in '77 but cant remember ever using itLaughing

Posted by: Faith on 15th Jan 2014 at 08:55PM

Fennie's Avatar Of course my method is true! But maybe I could use a swiffer mop of which I have never heard before. Do tell more, Faith. BTW it just happens to be a large old bathmat but it could be any absorbent material. Have you never polished a floor by putting a cloth under one foot and half-skating around? It's the same principle. Of course if there was a really stubborn piece of dirt of it one of the children spills something on the carpet then I will go down on my hands and knees and scrub with a scrubbing brush.

Posted by: Fennie on 15th Jan 2014 at 10:05PM

Pimsonthelawn's Avatar I keep considering a steam mop, but just use mop and bucket every other day on three floors.

My Granny used to put a cloth under foot like that Fennie!

Posted by: Pimsonthelawn on 15th Jan 2014 at 11:38PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Ours normally gets done with a microfiber mop after being swept.
I was only on my hands and knees this time to get rid of the sticky varnish etc before the polish goes down. It got done when we opened five years ago and was about due another polish layer anyway.
Only one more bit to clean under the print browsers and behind the door but that will have to wait until we're closed tonight.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 16th Jan 2014 at 10:12AM

Camilla's Avatar A good old mop and bucket does the trick on floor here.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 17th Jan 2014 at 02:52AM

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