Sunday, July 08, 2012

How to Strip and Wax a Linoleum Floor

     If your linoleum or vinyl floor remains dirty even after a thorough scrub then it's time to strip and wax. Head to a local janitorial supply company for a bottle of eco-freindly floor stripper, a jug of non-yellowing wax and a nylon scrub brush.

     Open the windows and turn on the fan. Follow bottle direction to remove all the old wax, buildup and dirt in a 4 x 4 section. Then treat the next 4 x 4 section giving the first spot 10 to 15 minutes to dissolve the sealant. Scrub with a nylon brush then repeat covering the entire floor. Mop with a terry towel dipped in 1 cup distilled white vinegar per gallon of water. Using a fresh terry towel rinse again with plain water.

     Apply a thin coat of wax uing a third terry cloth towel.  Allow to dry thoroughly thenapply a second coat. Sometimes a third coat is necessary.

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