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How often Do I strip and wax the floor?

Updated on May 5, 2011

How often Do I strip and wax floor?

How often should I strip and wax?

Depending on the traffic and the condition of the floor.

If you have a heavy traffic area, you should strip and wax once in 3 months to 6 months. If the floor has still lots of shine, but only some scratches and scuff marks, you do not need to strip and wax again.

Instead consider doing a top scrub and re-coat.

What is top scrub and re-coat?

These are simple steps.

1: Dust mop the floor.

2: Lightly wet mop the floor with neutral cleaner. Dilute about 6 to 10 oz per gallon of clean water.

3: Lightly top scrub with red color pad with your floor buffer to remove scratches and black marks.

4: Rinse off the floor with clean water.

5: Let the floor dry first.

6: Lay 1st coat of wax and let it dry.

7: Lay 2nd coat of wax and let it dry.

Note: Are you still using the old fashion finishing mop for applying the wax? Please try with microfiber applicator system. It works lot faster and nicer.

Here is a video instruction on how to apply wax with microfiber applicator.

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      yasmin  6 years ago

      when stripping a floor how much of an area should you do at a time.

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      office cleaning Schaumburg 6 years ago

      Good article, depending on the type of wax and foot traffic the floor can be waxed as often as once every 3 month (schools, retail stores, hospitals). We wax office lunchrooms usually twice per year. Also there are some not frequently used areas that can be waxed once a year or once every 2 years. Good stripping and waxing video can be also found here: