Orange Glo Hardwood Floor Cleaner Review - Made Floor Slick
Jessa has shared her review of Orange Glo Hardwood Floor Cleaner, in the spray bottle, called the "everyday" cleaner.
Overall, I am not extremely happy with this product.
It cleaned my hardwood floors pretty well. The surface looked shiny and clean, and was also glowing in the sun. In addition, it also has a sublime orange scent that remains for some time.
However, my main concern is with the finish it leaves behind. After applying the cleaner, once it dries, the floor becomes too slippery to even walk.
I was not able to do anything for this and it kept irritating everyone in the house, including our dog who kept sliding over the cleaned portion.
There should be a better way to do it without having to deal with the sliding (dance floor like) surface.
The cleaning ability may be very very good but the after work required in order to protect the children from not hurting themselves is just too much to deal with. Therefore I may use up the bottle only when required, but won't be purchasing this again.
Jessa, I am sorry to hear that the Orange Glo hardwood floor cleaner did not work well for you.
I would not want to use a product either that made the floors slippery, because this can be very dangerous.
I would love to hear from even more people who have used this product to share how it has worked for them. Have you had problems with the floor being slippery? Is there anything you can do to reduce or eliminate this problem?
My house is 103 years old, and the floors were last refinished in the late 1980s. This product does an excellent job at cleaning the floors and restoring some shine, and I've never had a slipping problem.
That said, I spot-cleaned some older trim (original to the house and with the original finish) and it stripped the stain and finish right off.
Thanks for sharing your experience with me AJ.
I have personally never used this product, but having it remove the finish off hardwood floors doesn't seem good to me.
How To Remove Orange Glo Since Causing A Slipping Problem In One Area
(St. Johnsbury, VT)
Dawn has shared what she likes, and doesn't, about Orange Glo hardwood floor cleaner, and also asked for some cleaning help from me, at the same time.
I have had great luck with the Orange Glo for hardwood floors. It really leaves a nice shine and nice looking floors.
The only problem is slipping. But not on all floors, just the one in my bathroom in the area next to the sink.
I am wondering if it is a combination of Orange Glo and my hair spray, as it is in the area that my hairspray typically falls. There is nothing else that could be falling on this spot in the floor that does not happen throughout the house, so I feel it really must be some reaction that occurs.
No matter what I have tried (even rubbing alcohol) I have not been able to get rid of this build up.
Thanks for your review of Orange Glo hardwood floor cleaner Dawn. Sorry to hear you're slipping around anywhere because of it.
Actually, the reviewer above, Jessa, also had a problem with slipping with this cleaner, although she experienced the problem everywhere, not just in one spot. I would be curious to hear from others to share their experiences about whether this product causes slipping for you too.
In regard to your issue, I'm assuming that your bathroom has hardwood floors, even though you did not say this. If so, I would first suggest putting a mat down on the floor where you stand to spray your hair spray, since your wood floors should not be covered with hairspray, since it could harm them.
As for the Orange Glo slipping problem, normally I would suggest using ammonia to remove the residue. If you somehow get this product on your tile floors, for example, this is exactly what you should do. However, ammonia is not normally a product I recommend for cleaning hardwood floors, since it can cause discoloration and damage to the floor, especially in heavy concentrations.
Therefore, if you use ammonia to remove the Orange Glo you'll need to exercise great caution. First, don't use undiluted ammonia. Instead, you should dilute it as much as possible so that it still works, but no stronger. Further, work in a really small area at a time and immediately rinse it off (of course, never soak wood, so when I say rinse, I mean wipe off with a clean cloth). Finally, before you even begin, I would suggest testing your ammonia cleaning solutions in an inconspicuous area of your wood floor, to make sure it will not harm or discolor the surface before you begin.
I'd love to hear from anyone else who has any success with removing Orange Glo from their hardwood floor, and would like to share how they did it. You can share your cleaning tips here sharing what worked, and didn't for you.
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