6 Steps to Stripping and Waxing Tile Floors
If you like to do your own work around the house rather than gaining the help of a paid professional, you should understand the ins and outs of what to do in order to get the perfect result. Following this simple guide to stripping and waxing tile floors is the best way possible to ensure you encounter no problems on getting a beautiful looking floor space.
You should begin by understanding what type of tile floor you possess.
Pick The Right Floor Finish Stripper
It is advisable to use a floor finish stripper that is of the same brand as your regular form of floor wax. If you do not have a floor finish stripper of the same brand, it is possible to use a different brand. However, the results may not be as desirable.
To make the job a little easier, try to use a stripper that does not need rinsing.
Remove any Obstructive Furniture
It is essential to remove any furniture or belongings that may be in the way when you attempt this job. This allows you to move with ease around the floor surface and avoid contact with any obstacles that may slow down the process.
Clean the Floor Surface
Sweep and vacuum away any crumbs or dust on the floor. It is important to clean the floor before you begin to strip it to make sure that all the dirt and dust comes off.
Test the Floor Stripper and Apply
Test the floor stripper on an area of the floor that is not visible to make sure it is right for the purpose and that it doesn’t damage your tiles. Follow the instructions to diluting the floor finish stripper and with a mop, coat the entire area of tile floors lightly.
Remove The Residue
Scoop any residue away and allow the floor to dry thoroughly. Once the tile floor has been stripped, you should scrub away the floor sealers and floor finish with an electric floor scrubber. These can be rented for bargain prices, but be sure to shop around instead of renting the first one you find. After using the electric floor scrubber, there may be some residue left over.
A wet-dry vacuum is required following this, in order to make the job manageable. The vacuum has the ability to suck up the residue, making it possible to move on the next step of stripping and waxing tile floors.
Apply the Sealer or Wax
The sealer for the tile floor should now be applied about three coats thick. This acts as a protective coating for the floor, but try not to over-apply the sealer because this may cause wax build up over time. For large surfaces it is probably worth using a good floor buffer.
When this guide is followed accordingly it is possible to have an attractive floor area with no hassle.