What is the quickest way to wash floors before painting?
Cleaning a floor before you start painting is a multi-step process. Basically, it involves sweeping, vacuuming, mopping and scrubbing. None of those steps should take you too long, but if you really want to save time, you might skip the sweeping and just vacuum instead.
To begin, bring all of your mats and floor rugs outside or place them in a closet or other storage space. Next, sweep and vacuum each floor. This will remove any dirt or dust that can get trapped in the paint, creating lumps and bubbles in your finished product.
Now it’s time to mop. If you use a large, flat mop, you will be able to clean faster and more evenly. Next, you’ll want to scrub your floors with a cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth. By the way, high-quality microfiber cloths could save you plenty of money on paper towels over the years, so they are worth the investment. They also won’t leave lint behind.
Be aware that certain types of floors call for somewhat different cleaning methods. For instance, if you’re washing a laminate floor, set your vacuum cleaner to tile mode and use very little water when you’re mopping.
To give you another example, if you have a floor that’s made of stone, use a non-abrasive cleaning solution with a neutral pH level. If you were to apply an acidic or abrasive cleaning substance, you could easily stain, scratch or otherwise damage this type of flooring.
To make your cleaning even speedier, have all of your tools and supplies organized and at your side before you begin. As you wash, use both hands and keep breaks to a minimum.
Finally, you might ask your significant other, children, relatives or friends to help you. The time that you spend cleaning together will whiz by as you divide the labor. Best of all, your sparkling, sanitized floors should make you feel proud.
If you have any questions about washing your particular flooring material, you can always check in with us here at Paintzen for specific tips and instructions.
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