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    Exclamation Homemade floor stripper???

    I used to have a recipe for a homemade floor stripper, I know it had liquid laundry soap, non-sudsing amonia and water in it, but I forgot the amounts of each.

    Does anyone know the formula? It works great and my kitchen and bath need doing deperately! TIA

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    I just use non sudsing ammonia about 1/4 cup to a gallon or two (big bucket) and hold my breath.

    Works well to slather it on all wet and sloppy and kind of leave it for 5 before scrubbing it off and rinsing. Lets it lift the goo off better. Let the ammonia do the work so to speak.

    I do a cup of vinegar to a bucket of hot water to rinse it, as the vinegar chemically breaks down ammonia, and leave the floor squeaky clean ready for sealer and fresh polish.

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    Pace yourself Dee!

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    Oh and Darlene is right, not too much in a day.

    I took a large rectangle of nylon netting and folded over and poked it into my swiffer sweeper poke holes.

    I use that as a scrubber.

    poke an old facecloth in the swiffer to soak up the messy goo that remains after scrubbing.

    Wring out with hot water till it's all up, then slop on some vinegar in water and slosh it about, and pick it up with the old facecloth.

    NO BENDING OR SCRUBBING ON KNEES. and the swiffer sweeper is light.

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    oh and if you squirt the polish on and roll it all around with a good sturdy paper towel also stuck in the swiffer it makes light and disposable work of the job of applying any layers of sealant or polish that you may be wanting to put on.

    Just take the wet sticky paper towel off the swiffer sweeper and toss.

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    Oooo thank you Margery, I knew I could count on you to know!

    And I have one of those Swiffer things and never use it, now it's going to get a work out!
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    You are welcome Dee. I like it because it's light weight and doesn't tire me out. I just sort of wave it around on the floor. If I don't get all the spots, or I miss something, I remind myself, it's gonna be gotten next time round.

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    Margery,

    I thank you too. This info is just what I needed to do my kitchen floor. And, I never thought of using netting as a scrubber but that makes just good sense. What a great idea. Hey, those Swiffer people don't know the power of women passing on information.

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