A fresh-cut Christmas tree provides beauty and aroma to the house which an artificial tree doesn’t offer. A true tree inside also means there’s an opportunity sap will drip onto your wood flood. The sap can easily be removed with cleaners commonly found in the home.
Ice It Off
Put an ice cube over the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes or long enough for the sap to harden. After wiping the water up, pick in the hardened sap having a fingernail, a plastic knife or a razor knife positioned nearly parallel to the ground, using care not to scratch or scrape the ground. Wipe the area down with your favourite hardwood floor cleaner.
Wash the sap in a little bit of oil soap — the kind used for wood flooring — for a quarter hour. Dab most of the soap with a paper towel, then bathe the area with a soft brush. Wipe the ground down with a damp sponge to remove soap residue. Vegetable shortening or rubbing alcohol may be utilized instead of oil soap.