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How We Remove Wax Build-Up On Your Hardwood Floors in Seattle and Surrounding Areas

Wax removal from hardwood floors is the most common task we often perform. Using wax on your hardwood is a great way to make your floors look new again.

Most store-bought floor products contain wax, animal, vegetable, or mineral fats. Homeowners like to keep their floors looking their best, so they depend on store-bought products like Bona, Murphy’s oil soap, or quick shine to keep them beautiful. 

When you first start to use wax products they work great and look great, but after a while, they do the opposite of what you want them to do. They will turn your floors dull, and they will look dirtier.

 After a time, there’s a gradual build-up of wax or acrylic.  Wax does indeed protect against moisture and some minor scratches, but it’s not a durable finish and needs to be reapplied often. 

And as the wax builds up, hardwood floor refinishing becomes impossible since polyurethane cannot be applied until the wax has been completely removed. Removing old wax from wood floors is not impossible, and with the right expertise and equipment, it can restore your wood floors to look new.  

It would be best if you only vacuumed your hardwood floors more often and also only cleaned them with a neutral floor cleaner.

How to Safely Do Wax Removal and Polish from Hardwood Floors

It may seem difficult, but it is possible to remove wax or polish from hardwood floors with the proper tools and techniques. This process demands time, precision, and a few essential items such as wax-stripping products, scrub brushes, and a lot of effort.

Applying the wax stripper to your entire floor, perform a small patch test in an inconspicuous area to ensure that it won’t cause any discoloration or damage. If the test goes well, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to apply the wax stripper evenly over the surface. Allow it to sit for the specified time to break down the wax.

Remove the wax, and use a scrub brush to gently scrub the area. Repeat this process until the wax is gone, and make sure to rinse and dry the floor between each application. Be careful not to over-saturate the area as hardwood floors are sensitive to moisture.

Refinishing your hardwood floors once all the wax is removed. It will result in a fresh, new finish that is free of wax and ready for a more modern and less labor-intensive finish such as polyurethane.

Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors Post Wax Removal

To keep your hardwood floors looking their best, it’s important to establish a maintenance routine that prevents future wax buildup after removing all existing wax and polish. Here are some tips to help you achieve this.

Maintain the quality of your hardwood floors, and make sure to vacuum them regularly to prevent scratches and accumulation of dirt. After that, use a floor cleaner that does not leave any residue to keep the floors shiny.

A polyurethane finish for your floors instead of cleaning products with wax. Wax can accumulate over time and make your floors look dull and dirty. A polyurethane finish is long-lasting and doesn’t need to be reapplied as often as wax.


If you live in or near the Seattle area, give us a call and we will take a look at your floor for free.

For more info, check out our “WHAT TO DO WITH WAX BUILDUP ON A HARDWOOD FLOOR” Blog Post

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