Wooden floor wax, is DIY really convenient?
DIY is a strong trend in the last years, also in the field of wooden floor wax. With a simple web research, you can find many tricks to realize a homemade wooden floor wax.
Among these, the vinegar-based ones promise to carry out a degreasing action on the wooden floor along with the protective action of the wax, the linen oil and the detergent one of the alcohol.
And example of wooden floor wax
Depending on the desired hardness, for 350 ml of wax you need:
- 40-60 gr of natural carub wax
- 40 gr of beeswax in pearls
- 200 gr of linen oil
- 100 ml of vodka or alcohol for foodstuff
- 20 drops of essential pine oil (or lemon, lavender, eucalyptus… according to your tastes)
Preparation: destroy carub wax with a hammer and mix it – in a recipient not made of metal – to the beeswax and the linen oil, carefully mixing with a wooden spoon. Pour the compound in a small saucepan and let it melt it in a bain-marie. Take it off the fire when it will be melt and add vodka and the essential oil.
Pour the compound in a metal pot and put it in the fridge for a couple of hours or under ambient temperature until consolidation. At this point, wax will be ready to use and you can conserve it for a long time in a cool and dry place.
Apply it on the floor with a soft cloth (take care of the lints the cloth could release!)
Professional products: why?
But is it really convenient to produce wooden floors wax at your house? After a deep analysis, the answer is always the same: probably not.
On the market, you can find many safe and professional products for your wooden floor, but they can be eco-friendly too. In the Solid wooden floor coatings range you can find SolidWax, a wooden floor gloss effect wax with the Eco-Friendly label (as every Solid product) and is also a professional product.
SIt is a liquid wax, easy to apply with a cloth. It is ready to use. With a yield per coat of 25 m2/L, SolidWax protects every wooden floor and give it a brilliant effect, with no risks of damage (as with DIY waxes).