I need HELP! I'm afraid I've ruined my hardwood floor.

ncamyMay 17, 2008

Our house is on the market to sale so I added a little life in the breakfast nook with a large live plant. It is in a lined wicker basket. Well I guess you've probably figured out by now that I'm not normally a plant person, but I've been doing quite well keeping this thing watered and healthy looking. Then today I noticed a little bit of water on the hardwood floor on the back side of the plant. When my husband moved it, to our horror we saw this awful ring under where the basket had been. It's not grayish white like most water rings. It's orange. My husband thinks it might be from the basket fading. What should I do to remove it? The only thing I have tried is I've lightly scrubbed it with a green scouring pad in hopes that the stain was just on the surface. We've had real positive results using Orange Glo topical refinisher but I was unsure of whether to put that on it in case it "sealed" the stain in. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Check with the "experts" in the flooring forum.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2008 at 8:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

how about trying some mini-wax stain in the color of your flooring? then seal it.. I have used Bona hardwood floor restorer and my wood floors look like they were just poly'd..

keep us posted!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 7:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Did you resolve your problem?
If not...............
Treat this like a watermark on furniture.
A few options:
Goo Be Gone. If it is on the surface, this will loosen the stain. Start with a small area so you can see what is going on with the finish.
You can also try a Magic Eraser. Be careful with this. Use it just on the faded area and again, watch the finish.
Finally, check your local Walmart for Formby's furniture cleaner. If it will come off, this will take it off without harming the finish.
If there was a finish on your hardwoods, it isn't likely that the stain went through to the wood.
Good Luck.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 9:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to Clean a Disgusting Plastic Shower Floor
I have purchased a property that has what I believer...
Pine Sol Original Has Changed For The Worst
Im a 47 yo male, have been a neat clean guy all my...
Cat Urine in Carpet
What is the best product and method for removing cat...
Removing Stains Caused by Stain Removers - Carpet
Hi all, What's the best way to remove stains on a Sofa,...
Best hardwood floor cleaner?
Our floors just got finished 2 months ago and I hate...
Sponsored Products
Flos | Bibliotheque Nationale Floor Lamp
Dove Vines Flatweave Rug 5'3" x 7'5" - SKY BLUE
$399.00 | Horchow
Sand Plaid Three-Piece Tier & Valance Set
$19.99 | zulily
Larchmere Ovo Floor Lamp
Lamps Plus
Peace, Love, and Rock & Roll Rug
$39.99 | Dot & Bo
71" Kaya Resin Freestanding Tub
Signature Hardware
Tiffany Style Victoria Floor Lamp
MURO Full Size Mirror by Blomus
$211.49 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™