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How do you remove wax buildup from floors?

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Quick Answer

To remove wax buildup from floors, vacuum the floors, mix a wax-stripping solution, apply the solution to a section of the floor, let it stand for 15 minutes, then scrub the floor. Use a squeegee to remove the solution.

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  1. Begin with a clean floor

    Remove any rugs or furnishings from the room. Use a vacuum to remove any dust or dirt from the floor.

  2. Mix the stripper solution

    Thoroughly mix 1 cup of household ammonia, 1 cup of liquid laundry detergent and 1 gallon of water.

  3. Apply the stripper

    Use a mop to apply the stripper to the floor. Begin in the area farthest from the exit and work one 4-foot-square section at a time. Allow the solution to soften the wax for about 15 minutes before proceeding.

  4. Scrub the section

    Use a scrub brush to scrub the softened wax. Use a putty knife to scrape away any wax that resists scrubbing. Use an old toothbrush for any hard-to-reach areas.

  5. Remove the used wax

    Use a squeegee to move the dirty solution into a dustpan. Dump the dirty solution into a plastic-lined garbage can. Continue until the section is dry.

  6. Repeat the process for other sections

    Apply more wax stripper to the next section, and repeat the process. Continue until you strip the wax from the entire room.

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