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post #21 of Old 03-13-2013, 09:08 AM
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Is terminator a rinse free product? I found many terminator products on the internet, a bunch of them contain butyl and wasn't sure which one you mean.
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post #22 of Old 03-19-2013, 06:11 PM
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has any buddy used these machines for stripping floors
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post #23 of Old 04-06-2013, 10:30 PM
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Wanted to start a thread but I have to make 2 posts so I guess asking my question in here will do. I have been running a VCT maintenance business for about 5 years and I just picked up a few accounts that are around 10k square feet. I am looking at buying a propane stripper but I'm not really sure how well they work. I am currently using an Onyx Terminator Tri-Strip working with another guy doing chain pharmacies but it seems that these jobs aren't going as smooth as they could. My question is do propane strippers usually strip in one pass? And do they really do the square footage they say? The guy I work with has 26 pharmacies and it takes us (crew of 4) at least 3-4 hours to strip 10k. Should we be mixing the stripper heavier? Also we put the stripper down with a stripper machine (Nobles Monsoon) and watering cans and it can get heavy at times. After it is picked up we have "leakers" from under the aisles; is this common with other crews or should it be put down lighter? Thank you for the help.
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post #24 of Old 09-02-2014, 06:48 AM
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post #25 of Old 09-02-2014, 06:54 AM
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Things are going well now. It's been a year and I've picked up quite a few more stores and managed to build my own tool that lays stripper. I'm located in central Maine.
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post #26 of Old 03-05-2015, 06:17 PM
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The best stripper I have used is Red Hot stripper. I used the Zep stripper that you get from home depot, and Ace Hardware brand but i wasn't particularly impressed. Something I have learned the hard way no matter what stripper you use is to let the stripper do its job. Too often we would get impatient and scrub before it was ready. Let it soak and agitate it a time or two and rarely you will have to scrub again. Hope that helps.
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post #27 of Old 03-16-2015, 07:27 AM
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Pro-level hard surface floor maintenance begins with removing the existing acrylic finish. Zep Commercial Heavy-Duty Floor Stripper goes on quickly with a cotton mop or scrubbing machine, then digs deep to remove stubborn finishes and heavy buildup.

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post #28 of Old 03-23-2015, 02:56 AM
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My most newly and fresh floor was just a shade over 700 square feet and I had to strip it 6 times. We have lots of procedures in the marketplace which can help you to strip your wooden flooring. and If you are trying to strip a floor that has many layers of "good" finish (over 10 to 12), you will probably be stripping more than once no matter what you use.
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post #29 of Old 04-02-2015, 07:33 PM
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post #30 of Old 04-02-2015, 08:21 PM
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post #31 of Old 04-13-2015, 01:18 AM
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Follow these instructions to learn how to complete this process from start to finish, but be sure to follow specific instructions on the label of your floor finish stripper, floor wax, or floor finish. Jeananne cleaning services

1. Purchase a floor finish stripper that is appropriate for your floor.
2. Rent an electric floor scrubber and a wet-dry vacuum.
3. Make the floor bare and free of dust.
4. Open all windows and doors.
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post #32 of Old 06-17-2015, 10:48 PM
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old post but i love stripping floors.

I do floor care at hospitals and i am on average stripping floors with 30 coats of wax and i never strip twice........unless im rushing then user error happens. also having razor pads helps.
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post #33 of Old 07-22-2015, 02:38 AM
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How to strip a floor
The purpose of stripping a floor is to remove all the old floor finish off the floor. Over time floor finish can turn yellow and can build a haze. If burnishing or polishing your floor does not correct this, it's probably time to strip your floors and do a new recoat. Stripping a floor can be a quick and clean procedure if you have the correct tools for the job. The use of a good floor stripper will make your life much easier, it's better to have the floor stripper remove the wax rather than using hard labor. Removing old floor finish is basically a three step process:

Apply the floor stripper and agitate it.

Remove the floor stripper from the floor.

Rinse the floor and neutralize the floor stripper.


Make sure that your floor has been prepared for stripping. Clean the floor removing as much dirt and debris as possible.

After you 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.

Make sure 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.

Stripping 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 finish.

Next place 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 traffic areas.

Once used 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.

After the you have removed the floor stripper from the floor rinse the floor with warm water. Rinse the floor two more times with cold water.

After the 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.

After the 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.

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post #34 of Old 07-22-2015, 06:18 AM
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Floor stripper

There are lots of floor stripper in the market like proforce, zep heavy duty floor stripper, carefree floor stripper etc.
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post #35 of Old 04-22-2017, 03:36 PM
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using the same brand stripper as the wax you are removing is almost always best if you can find out what brand wax is used.Ii let it sit than I go around and use a doodle bug on the whole area then I use the machine. I take my time and use less back.
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post #36 of Old 10-30-2020, 08:26 AM
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Thank you so much for your help !!
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