[URGENT] My idiot brother has mopped our entire new hardwood floor with weed killer. He needs help figuring out how to fix his mistake before Dad comes back or he’ll be executed.

Apologies if this is the wrong subtitle, I don’t know where to go for help and nothing comes up when I google. My brother mopped our entire hardwood floor with “Captain Jacks DeadWeed Brew.” We’ve tried removing it with rags soaked in water, but the smell sticks horribly (smells like vomit) and I’m worried it will damage the wood floor finish (which costs thousands to install). I am hesitant to use other cleaning products to try to get rid of it because I don’t know how they will react with the weed killer or if they will damage the floor. The floor is heat-treated European oak. The active ingredients of the herbicide are: 1.) Caprylic acid 2.62% 2.) Capric acid 2.17% 3.) “Other ingredients” 95.21% and says C8/C10 fatty acid mixture 4.79%. Somehow this son of a bitch managed to soak the whole new floor without noticing the smell and I need help getting him out or my dad will kill my brother. We only have about 4.5 hours until my dad gets home, if you have any advice it would be greatly appreciated. \ * \ * UPDATE \ * \ *: I know a lot of people were saying to just tell him so he can help find a solution, but I know my dad and this isn’t really a topic he knows anything about. I’d rather spare you the stress of worrying about it. Also, my brother was SUPER against that idea because he would get himself into a lot of (deserved) trouble, and I owed him a lot. The thing about solids is that they’re an honor-based thing. If you owe someone something solid and don’t help them when they need it, the whole system falls apart. We were also going to the beach on the 4th of July and definitely wouldn’t have gone if he had found out. So that’s why we didn’t tell him. We basically did what most of the comments here say, which was warm water, dish soap, dry, repeat. This eliminated like 99%, thank GOD. Dad got home a little early last night and came in while we were both cleaning up. Of course, it’s extremely unusual for both of us to be cleaning the flat at night, so he immediately suspected something. We told him we spilled some milk and decided to clean the rest of the house while we were at it. I don’t think he bought it outright, but the flat looks indistinguishable from what it was before, and he seemed a combination of pleasure and confusion. We’re also a bit shielded by the sheer ridiculousness of the situation because there’s no way he can find out what happened without someone telling him (99% of the smell is gone and the floor looks the same). All in all, I’m really glad this happened. My brother and I agreed that helping him clean this up was worth at least 5 solids plus an extra one because he had to stop hanging out with my friends. So he now he owes me, dad is happy (I think) that we cleaned the floor and still go to the beach on the 4th of July. The only risk is that I am now involved in helping to cover it up. That’s why I’m absolutely SURE that idiot doesn’t say a word to anyone. I’m imagining a situation where he talks about it with his friends on Discord and Dad listens or something. We both agreed that after one last cleaning session today, neither of us will mention this to another soul on earth until our father sells the house or I am on his deathbed.

Apologies if this is the wrong subtitle, I don’t know where to go for help and nothing comes up when I google. My brother mopped our entire hardwood floor with “Captain Jacks DeadWeed Brew.” We’ve tried removing it with rags soaked in water, but the smell sticks horribly (smells like vomit) and I’m worried it will damage the wood floor finish (which costs thousands to install). I am hesitant to use other cleaning products to try to get rid of it because I don’t know how they will react with the weed killer or if they will damage the floor. The floor is heat-treated European oak. The active ingredients of the herbicide are: 1.) Caprylic acid 2.62% 2.) Capric acid 2.17% 3.) “Other ingredients” 95.21% and says C8/C10 fatty acid mixture 4.79%. Somehow this son of a bitch managed to soak the whole new floor without noticing the smell and I need help getting him out or my dad will kill my brother. We only have about 4.5 hours until my dad gets home, if you have any advice it would be greatly appreciated. \ * \ * UPDATE \ * \ *: I know a lot of people were saying to just tell him so he can help find a solution, but I know my dad and this isn’t really a topic he knows anything about. I’d rather spare you the stress of worrying about it. Also, my brother was SUPER against that idea because he would get himself into a lot of (deserved) trouble, and I owed him a lot. The thing about solids is that they’re an honor-based thing. If you owe someone something solid and don’t help them when they need it, the whole system falls apart. We were also going to the beach on the 4th of July and definitely wouldn’t have gone if he had found out. So that’s why we didn’t tell him. We basically did what most of the comments here say, which was warm water, dish soap, dry, repeat. This eliminated like 99%, thank GOD. Dad got home a little early last night and came in while we were both cleaning up. Of course, it’s extremely unusual for both of us to be cleaning the flat at night, so he immediately suspected something. We told him we spilled some milk and decided to clean the rest of the house while we were at it. I don’t think he bought it outright, but the flat looks indistinguishable from what it was before, and he seemed a combination of pleasure and confusion. We’re also a bit shielded by the sheer ridiculousness of the situation because there’s no way he can find out what happened without someone telling him (99% of the smell is gone and the floor looks the same). All in all, I’m really glad this happened. My brother and I agreed that helping him clean this up was worth at least 5 solids plus an extra one because he had to stop hanging out with my friends. So he now he owes me, dad is happy (I think) that we cleaned the floor and still go to the beach on the 4th of July. The only risk is that I am now involved in helping to cover it up. That’s why I’m absolutely SURE that idiot doesn’t say a word to anyone. I’m imagining a situation where he talks about it with his friends on Discord and Dad listens or something. We both agreed that after one last cleaning session today, neither of us will mention this to another soul on earth until our father sells the house or I am on his deathbed.

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