Polished floors can significantly enhance the beauty of any space. Industrial floor polish is easily available in the market, but making a homemade floor polish is an economical and eco-friendly way to keep your floors shining. In this post, we will discuss how to make a red liquid floor polish for your home or office.
- 1-liter water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Red food coloring
- Essential oil (optional)
Follow the below steps to make your red liquid floor polish.
Step 1: Mix Vinegar and Water
Mix one cup of white vinegar into a liter of water. Vinegar helps get rid of dirt, grime, and grease on the floors. The acidity in vinegar naturally cuts through dirt and hard water stains. Additionally, vinegar helps reduce bacteria and germs that can build up on your floors.
Step 2: Add Rubbing Alcohol
Add one cup of rubbing alcohol to the mix. Rubbing alcohol can help to make the floors shiny, clean, and fresh as it easily evaporates and dries out the final polish. This ingredient, when mixed with vinegar, forms an excellent cleaning solution, removing stubborn stains and dirt without causing damage to the floor surface.
Step 3: Mix Cornstarch and Food Coloring
Take a separate bowl and mix one tablespoon of cornstarch with red food coloring. This is to provide the distinct red color to your polish. Mix the cornstarch and food coloring until you form a smooth paste. This will help red food coloring mix evenly throughout your red liquid floor polish.
Step 4: Add the Paste to the Mixture
Slowly add the cornstarch paste mixture to the water-vinegar-alcohol mix. Ensure the paste and the liquid are well combined. This will create a glossy and protective shield as well as provide a slip-resistant surface.
Step 5: Add Essential Oil (Optional)
You may choose to add some essential oil to the mix. Essential oils like lemon, lavender, or mint have antifungal and antibacterial properties that help disinfect the floor. Additionally, these oils provide an excellent fragrance to the room.
That's it! Your homemade red liquid floor polish is good to use. Simply pour some of the mix over your floors and spread it evenly using a mop. It's cost-effective, non-toxic way of keeping your floors clean and shiny.