Murphy's Oil Soap Review - Used The Original Formula For 30 Years To Clean My Hardwood Floors
(Green Bay, WI)
Martha has shared her Murphy's Oil Soap review, of the original formula.
I find it necessary to clean my hardwood floors one every two weeks.
I have been using Murphy's Oil Soap religiously on my hardwood floors for over thirty years now.
First I sweep the floor. I then mix a quarter cup of Murphy's Oil Soap in a bucket of warm water and mop the floor. It has a nice natural smell.
It does a great job removing dirt and leaving a nice shine on my floors.
I use the original scent and usually just pick up a bottle at my local grocery store as needed.
I have tried other products but prefer Murphy's because it gets the job done with less elbow grease required. I am always pleased with the results and recommend it to anybody who has hardwood floors to clean.
I do want to warn you not to use too much of this product because the end result can be gooey and leave a residue on your floors. Stick with the recommended quarter cup of Murphy's soap per every gallon of warm water and you should be very pleased with the end results as I have been.
Thanks Martha for sharing your review.
I want those reading this review to note that Martha (and several of the additional reviewers below) are giving instructions for using the original, concentrated formula of this product.
For those who do not want to dilute the product themselves Murphy's has also come out with a "squirt and go" version which is already diluted for them, and ready to use. (Scroll down to find a review of this type as well here on the page.)
So, does anyone else use this product for cleaning their hardwood floors? You can share your hardwood floor cleaners review here, for this or any other brand, telling me how it has worked for you. In addition, you can read reviews of other brands that have already been submitted.
In addition to cleaning hardwood floors this product can be used to clean laminate, vinyl and tile flooring, among other things. If anyone has used this product for any of these purposes I would love to hear from you about these too.
Finally, this reader makes the great point that this product doesn't just work to clean hardwood floors, but also wood furniture. You can share your wood furniture cleaner or polish review here, telling me how Murphy's Oil Soap or another product worked to clean your wooden furniture.
In addition, I like the scent (I call it an earthy scent). Whenever I smell it, it takes me back to my grandmother's home (she used it a lot).
I also like that it is inexpensive compared to other brands, and that you only have to use one quarter cup to a gallon of water.
The key to getting your hardwood floors clean is to use hot water, and only damp mop (wring the mop as dry as you can and wipe up any water drops on the floor). I have an old towel that I use to get up any remaining moisture.
Plus, I love that Murphy's Oil Soap can be used on many surfaces. It is a great product and I gave some to my son in his housewarming basket.
Thanks Laurie for your review of this wood floor cleaner.
Murphy's Oil Soap Works Better For Me Than Vinegar And Water To Clean My Hardwood Floors
Melinda has shared which hardwood floor cleaner has worked better for her than vinegar and water.
I wash my hardwood floors every other month, unless they seem really cruddy, and then I will clean them more frequently.
When I moved into my century old home the floors were covered with hideous cream-colored carpeting. I immediately ripped it up and found gorgeous hardwood floors.
They all needed to be sanded, however, after years of pet stains and grime had been worked into them. The refinishing company did an amazing job, and I asked them what I could use to keep the floors clean.
They told me there were only two things they recommended: vinegar and water, and Murphy's Oil Soap.
I used vinegar and water the first few times I cleaned the floor, but it didn't seen to get clean, so the next time I used Murphy's Oil Soap.
I have to say that it works great - gets the floor really clean and makes the house smell great. It's good for cleaning all kinds of wood, too.
There is a trick, however: you have to use very hot water and a bit less then the label recommends. I usually put only 1/4 cup into the bucket. Any more makes the floors slippery.
If you follow these tips, Murphy's Oil Soap is the way to go!
Thanks Melinda for sharing your review and tips for using this product.
Since so many people have independently told me that you have to dilute this soap as recommended, or perhaps even further, I would definitely follow this advice when using this product.
Thanks to all of you who have given reviews. I hope this page will help anyone with questions about this product, and how to use it for cleaning their wood floors.
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