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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Getting Wax Off of my Hardwood Floors

The honey didn't mess up my kitchen, but pouring my blue ribbon wax block ten times did. I have drips and drops of wax on my kitchen floor that I have been ignoring for a while. They look like the picture above - little wax blobs that have dirt sticking to them.

I read on the Internet that you can remove wax from carpets and floors in the following way:

1. Heat a dry iron
2. Take a piece of brown paper such as a brown paper bag (one layer)
3. Lay the brown paper over the melted wax on the floor
4. Put the hot iron on top of the paper right over the wax drop
5. Do not move the iron. Leave it in the same place for at least one minute
6. When you remove it the wax will have melted and soaked into the brown paper
7. If any is left on the floor, like the shiny area you can see in the last picture, simply wipe it off with a paper towel.

Isn't the Internet an amazing source of helpful hints?

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  1. my wifes said that ─▒ learn new technis so send the thanks for you .Have a good job.

  2. Hi Linda,

    I love your site.

    I just saw your photos and instructions on removal of wax from hardwood floors. I've got linoleum floors. What temperature did you have your iron set for the wax removal?

    Thanks and please keep up the GREAT work with your site.


  3. Anonymous1:46 AM

    What a nice pictures a very very beautiful pictures and so nice blog. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hey, that's great! Wax is so hard to remove on hardwood floors. If you scrap it then the wood will get damaged. This is certainly the best solution to that! Now I can remove all the wax on my room floor in our house in Indianapolis that I have caused I was in grade school.

  5. Anonymous7:16 PM



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