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Removing Wax Build Up on Tile Floors

I want to remove the built up of wax on my tile floors without having to rent a machine. From dragging furniture, and people dragging their feet, the tile has light places and it looks awful.

Linda

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 8, 20081 found this helpful
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Do you know somwone with a small floor polisher. Any brand as long as the bottom is sealed. Open windows and pour straight ammonia on the area to be stripped, turn the polisher loose(with the stiff bristle brushes)and mop up the gunk. Works like a charm. Be sure to move any plants from the room too. The fumes can kill them.

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August 12, 20081 found this helpful
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Go to a Lowe's or department store or something like that, buy a gallon of floor stripper. With a bucket you don't mind to use, mix water and stripper together. Use a mop to put the mixture on the tile, be generous with the mixture on the floor and be careful it will be very slippery! Let it set for 5 minutes or so, then use an SOS pad or scrubber pad on the end of a broom handle or mop handle and scrub, it will come up. If you do not get it up, there will be yellowish spots, which is remaining wax.

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January 7, 20080 found this helpful

Ammonia is a good wax remover, but make sure to vent well while using.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 8, 20080 found this helpful

My grand-daughter swears by those Mr. Clean magic erasers. They cost $1. each. I tried one on my linoleum tile to get the black marks, it works. My grand-daughter used them for wax build-up & she thought they were wonderful. Said you don't even have to scrub hard.

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January 9, 20080 found this helpful

We've always been told to clean tiles with a little vinegar in a gallon of water. I'm curious why there is wax on the tiles (please don't be offended by this). How many years of buildup is there?

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July 13, 20160 found this helpful

this is in an old grocery store and under shelves along a wall and edges

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August 17, 20160 found this helpful

It was waxed over 6 years ago and needless to say it looks terrible. There are a few spots that are the original color of the tile but the majority of the floors are yellow. Please help!!

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Anonymous
March 11, 20170 found this helpful

My cleaning lady used a product on my matte tiles that looks glossy. I tried steam cleaning, and ut is leaving whitish marks. I am going to try Magic erasers and/or vinegar in water.

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March 11, 20170 found this helpful

My cleaning lady used a product on my matte tiles that looks glossy. I tried steam cleaning, and ut is leaving whitish marks. I am going to try Magic erasers and/or vinegar in water.

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November 3, 20160 found this helpful

remove wax from old vinle floor

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