Thursday, July 1, 2010

Step By Step How to Strip and Wax a Vinyl Floor - Part I

Floor stripping is something that we never look forward to. It is a rather tedious and laborious job, but it something that simply must be done at least once or twice a year. 
When you take on the job of floor stripping, where do you begin? Here are some steps that may help you out with your Floor cleaning project.

Remove All Of The Dirt And Dust From The Vinyl Floor
Step 1.
Remove all of the dirt and dust from the vinyl floor. Vinyl floors require just warm water for cleaning. Most other detergents, instead of rinsing clean, will leave a sticky residue behind. 
That residue becomes just like a magnet in that it attracts dirt from the bottom of your shoes. It is best to use Ivory Liquid dish soap for Floor cleaning. 
Fill the sink with suds, mop, and then rinse, and then dry with a clean towel. Other detergents can be too harsh on vinyl floors. Some vinyl floors have very deep grooves. 
Get a nylon bristle brush, usually a tooth brush is good; squirt some Ivory soap on the brush and scrub. Rinse with a clean towel.

Only Use Commercial Quality Stripper Solution - Only Reputable Cleaning Companies Will Use The Good Solution

Step 2. 
The nest step in vinyl floor stripping is to apply the stripper with something that you may already have - a sponge mop. You can purchase the stripper from any hardware store.
Ask an employee to help you pick out the appropriate stripper. Make sure that enough is purchased to treat the whole floor. Follow the directions on the can of the stripper when you apply it. Allow it to set for 5-10 minutes.
After you have put the floor stripping solution on your vinyl floor, use a floor stripping machine to scrub it. The machine, which is round at the bottom and has a pad and circular disk that will spin around, will make Floor cleaning easy.
Usually floor strippers have long handles with an off and on switch. After the floor has been scrubbed thoroughly, it is time for the next step.

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