that your floor has been prepared for stripping. Clean the floor removing
as much dirt and debris as possible.
have the floor has been prepared vacuum or dust mop the floor to remove any
dust. We recommend that you spray your duct mop with dust mop treatment to
remove as much dust as possible. Make sure to remove anything stuck to the
floor because this will gum up or rip the floor pad.
that the floor are you are stripping does not and will not have traffic
moving through it. Use warning signs to make sure the area where you are
stripping is marked out so that everyone is aware of the area.
a floor requires a mop bucket, cotton or blended mop, floor machine
(175-300rpm's) and a black or hi-pr stripping floor pad. Follow the
manufacturers specifications for applying the floor stripper. Fill the mop
bucket up 1/2 way with floor stripper. Dip the mop into the stripper a
lightly wring. Break the floor down into 6' by 6' sections and start
applying the stripper to the floor at the furthest corner of the room.
Apply the stripper in a figure 8 motion overlapping each stroke by about an
inch. After you have applied the stripper let the it sit on the floor for
5-7 minutes. This will give the stripper a chance to react with the floor
a hi-pro or black floor pad on your floor machines. When stripping a floor
move the floor machine back and forth on the floor overlapping by at least 1
inch on each pass. As the floor finish is removed from the floor it will
become duller. You may need to spend extra time on areas with finish
buildup. The main traffic area on the floor will have less buildup than low
the floor machine on the 6' by 6' area remove the stripper from the floor
using either a blended mop of wet dry vacuum preferably one that has a front
mount squeegee. (NSS
is a great manufacturer of wet dry vacuums with front mount squeegees). Do
not let the stripper finish mixture dry. if the area does dry apply more
stripper to reloosen the finish.
you have removed the floor stripper from the floor rinse the floor with warm
water. Rinse the floor two more times with cold water.
third rinse with plain water, rinse the floor with a floor stripper
neutralizer. Neutralizer will reduce the white residue left by the floor
stripper so that the floor finish can adhere to the floor much better.
neutralizer dries check for white residue on the floor using a black towel.
If residue still exists rinse one more time with cold water. Once all these
steps have been completed check the floor for shiny spots. If shiny spots
are evident you may need to re-strip these areas.