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Coming Clean: the ugly truth about painted floors by The Shabby Creek Cottage

As posted by The Shabby Creek Cottage on February 6, 2013

The Shabby Creek Cottage Painted Floors

Here's a not so secret fact about me: I'm a horrible housekeeper. Seriously. My floors don't get mopped near enough, windows rarely get washed, and have I ever mentioned that the only reason we have clean laundry is thanks to Mr. SCC? Yeah, I'm not so great at cleaning. So when HomeRight asked me if I'd like to test a SteamMachine, I was a little worried.

I mean, y'all know me... and y'all know that I'm not going to voluntarily clean. But, then I remembered my sad looking painted porch, so I agreed to try it.

Here's the ugly truth about my beloved aqua paint: During the summer, I clean it every day - and I actually like doing it! It's cool and refreshing and almost like playing in a wade pool. I get out there and spray it down and clean it up without a whimper.  After a long, wet, icky winter-ish (because living in the south means you get like 4 snowflakes all season) - that pretty porch ain't so pretty.

The Shabby Creek Cottage Floors Before the SteamMachine

See all that grime? Remember this is a judgement-free zone, m'kay? The mess above was dirt that was ground into the paint. I actually mopped it just the day before because I couldn't bare to stress y'all out with the full throttle mess of it all. You're welcome.

I knew that if the SteamMachine could handle that mess, then it could absolutely, positively, without a doubt handle anything. Yeah, it was that bad!

HomeRight SteamMachine Steaming The Shabby Creek Cottage Floors

And, with a little fear that it couldn't handle my mess, I tried it. And it worked. Be glad you didn't show up to my house later that day, or I would have bragged all about my clean porch. I was blown away at how well the SteamMachine worked. Ask my family :)

The Shabby Creek Cottage floors after the HomeRight SteamMachine

About an hour later, I had a clean porch. That image above is not Photoshopped. It's the real deal, yo!

After the fabulous results on the porch, I steam cleaned everything in sight... windows, doors, walls, I even threatened the cat. If it stood still and I thought it could take the heat, it got steamed. {It also removes wallpaper, but I don't have any wallpaper to remove, so I missed the boat on trying that.}  I almost became a clean freak.... almost. Then I took a break and got over it. 

Seriously, I loved it so, so much, that I immediately begged them to let me give one away to one of you - and they agreed! YAY!

The Shabby Creek Cottage SteamMachine Giveaway

One lucky person will get your very own, for details go to The Shabby Creek Cottage

SteamMachine {a $99 value!}

Legal: HomeRight.com provided me with a SteamMachine for review purposes and are giving one to a reader. They did not tell me what to say, all words and opinions are my own.

 

Legal: HomeRight.com provided me with a SteamMachine for review purposes and are giving one to a reader. They did not tell me what to say, all words and opinions are my own.

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