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-friendly 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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Mary Findley is a veteran cleaning expert and Founder of Mary Moppins. Mary built the company on the idea that she could create a way to make green cleaning easier, which inspired her to co-author "The Complete Idiots Guide to Green Cleaning" available on Amazon. The Mary Moppins line of specially designed cleaning tools are eco-friendly, yet industrial strength to give you the cleaning power you need to clean quickly and thoroughly.