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Clean scratches on hardwood floors using... Mayonnaise 

We have gorgeous hardwood floors in the home where we currently live. And the owner of the home has gone to great lengths to keep them looking good for the past 60 years!

But, we are humans who have furniture, and lives and a baby. The floors gets scratched. 

But I found a simple way to clean these scratches and scuffs using a surprising ingredient. Mayonnaise! Click the video below for more. 


This is a simple two-step process. 


You will need an oil based cleaner like castile soap or Murphy's Oil soap. 

Clean the affected area with the oil soap using a soft cloth, like an old t-shirt. 

Then spread a little mayonnaise on the floor. This part actually made me gag. I really dislike mayonnaise. 

Leave the mayonnaise for 5-10 minutes. 

Then wipe up and see the magic. The oil in the mayonnaise takes on the color of the floor. You will need to wipe up excess mess and oil with a cleaner so you don't slip later. 

Do you have an unusual way to clean something? 

For more great ideas visit Betsy at Romance on a Dime for Take it on Tuesday

Reader Comments (2)

I just heard someone else the other day mention this idea! I'm with you - spreading the mayonnaise would make me gag. I hate mayonnaise. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

February 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy @ Romance on a dime

While the oils do restore some moisture to real wood flooring, it is best to prevent the scratches and scrapes by installing Teflon glider tips or felted chair leg tips to the furniture that's being dragged across the hardwood floors. I've used them since the 1960's on our antique furniture, along with small ceramic/china casters, not only to protect the floors but the furniture too. Just a thought.

July 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterA.W.

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