What is the best way to strip a floor?
Stripping a floor involves the removal of old wax, dirt, and grime from a floor surface. The best way to strip a floor depends on the type of flooring and the condition of the existing wax. Here are some general steps for stripping a floor:
- Preparation: Remove all furniture and debris from the room and protect any surrounding areas from overspray.
- Application: Apply a chemical stripper to the floor according to the manufacturer's instructions. Allow the stripper to sit on the floor for the recommended amount of time.
- Agitation: Use a rotary or cylindrical machine equipped with a stripping pad to agitate the stripper. This will help to break down the old wax and remove it from the surface.
- Removal: Use a wet-dry vacuum or a mop and bucket to remove the stripper and the old wax from the floor.
- Rinsing: Rinse the floor thoroughly with clean water to remove any remaining stripper and old wax.
- Neutralization: Neutralize the floor with a neutralizing solution to restore the pH balance of the floor and to prepare it for the next step of the process.