Determine the Type of Wax Used on Your Floor
Ensure your floor is clean of dirt and dust.
Wet a small piece of extra fine steel wool with a little water. Rub it on an unnoticeable area of your floor.
Look at the steel wool. If you notice a light gray smudge, use the Paste Wax instructions. If you don’t see a gray smudge, use the Acrylic Wax instructions.
Wet a floor cleaning pad with mineral spirits and wipe the floor to dissolve the old wax.
Wipe up the solution with clean rags while the floor is still wet.
Allow to dry completely before use.
Place mop stripper in a bucket and mix according to instructions.
Mop the solution onto the floor for about 5 minutes without allowing the floor to dry.
Vacuum up the solution with a wet vacuum and rinse with clear water and a mop.
Allow to dry thoroughly before use.