Waxed floors such as linoleum or vinyl can flake or become yellow due to age or too many layers of wax. Even freshly-washed and waxed floors can look dull or yellow if there are too many layers of wax underneath. You can strip the old wax from the floor without the need for harsh, commercial wax-stripping chemicals. Vinegar and ammonia are two common household items that can soften the wax enough for you to remove it with a little elbow grease. Dip a mop into the solution and apply it to the floor. Allow it to sit for a few minutes until the wax softens. Scrub the floor in a circular motion, using a scrub brush.
Does Ammonia Take Wax Off Vinyl Floors?
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As vinyl and linoleum floors age, waxing helps maintain their shine and protect them from further wear, tears, and scratches. Wood, tile, and epoxy floors may also be waxed. Over time, the layers of wax start to build up, turn yellow with age, and can make the floor look dirty even after you just cleaned it. To remedy this, strip the old wax buildup before waxing again. You have vinyl flooring in your house.
How to Remove Wax from Vinyl and Linoleum Floors
Fresh wax makes your vinyl floor shine, but old wax collects dirt and makes the floor look dingy. That's why you should clean old wax regularly -- and the more often you do it, the easier the job. Ammonia is an effective wax remover, especially when mixed with mild detergent.
Mary asked: How do I remove wax build up from vinyl flooring? My vinyl flooring is about 20 years old, and the wax is built up. The vinyl is looking yellow. How can I get the wax out or off the vinyl?