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    Default Build up of wax - how to remove

    Hello

    I have floors that are probably around 70 yrs old and have been waxed. I am now sanding and sealing. The build up of wax is very hard to remove, clogging up the sander. Does anyone know a quick way to remove the build up wax?

    Thanks in advance

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    Washing with Gum Turpentine (Natural Turps) and a plastic scourer should help....If the floor has been originally coated with shellac under the wax,this will wash off with Metho.

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    - there are a number of commercial floor wax strippers that work well. Bunnies has some as do most office supplies places.
    Advice from me on this forum is general and for guidance based on information given by the member posing the question. Not to be used in place of professional advice from people appropriately qualified in the relevant field. All structural work must be approved and constructed to the BCA or other relevant standards by suitably licensed persons. The person doing the work and reading my advice accepts responsibility for ensuring the work done accords with the applicable law.

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    Might want to use a coarser grade paper.

    If the paper on the machine or the edger is a bit on the fine side it will gum up quickly. This not only happens on waxed floors, but with various water-based finishes as well, where the heat from the sanding causes the finish to become somewhat sticky like a glue. Rougher sandpaper eliminates this problem.

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