If you have flooring that has a wax coating that you want to strip, there are a few options you can choose to remove it. Some of the best are chemical strippers. You can keep reading to learn how to choose the right one for your home, or you can skip the difficulty and mess by calling Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 for help.
It Depends on What You Are Trying to Remove
While we mentioned wax above because it is one of the most common substances that people want to strip from their flooring, it is far from the only option. You do need to figure out what the type of coating or sealant is that you are removing. Getting rid of enamel, acrylic, polyurethane, and other substances are very different from one to another. You need to match the strength of the stripper to the strength of the sealer.
For example, a high-performance polyurethane and epoxy-based sealer can be removed must faster and more fully if you use an aggressive solvent-based stripper. On the other hand, this could be way too strong from a thinner acrylic-type sealer. If you are not sure of the substance you are trying to remove, work with a stone care company that can do it for you.
It Depends on Where the Flooring is Located
Removing a coating from inside or outside is very different. Why? Because stronger sealants are generally used outdoors while more delicate ones can be used indoors. For example, concrete around your pool deck would have a very different sealant than a marble floor in your kitchen.
It Depends on the Thickness and Condition of the Sealer Itself
How thick is the sealant? Is it in good shape and still sticking well to the surface, or is it flaking or otherwise coming off easily? If it is well-adhered, then it will be tougher to get rid of, but if it is flaking, then it can be tougher to clean up. Once again, you might want to work with a professional flooring care company to make sure this is done right.
It Depends on Where the Job is Being Done
You will need to think about whether or not there are environmental factors involved. For example, if the stone is outside, will the stripper you use have an environmental impact on the plants around the area? Will it damage any structures? Does it pose a risk to the groundwater? Safety is essential and there are also environmental regulations that can be very expensive if not followed.
The good news is that you are not in this on your own. You have Fuller Stone Care to help you. Call us now at 855-205-0972 and we will be happy to help you get started removing the current sealant and replacing it with one that will not need to be removed.