Removing wax buildup from linoleum?
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    Default Removing wax buildup from linoleum?

    Any tips on how to do this?

    I live in an older house, and the previous tenant waxed the kitchen floor. I want to remove the wax buildup, because the floor is looking grimy no matter how often I scrub it!

    Thanks in advance!
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    Try ammonia. That has always worked for me.

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    Yup. Ammonia and a scrub brush. Maybe even a butter knife in the cracks and corners, LOL.
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    I totally agree...ammonia, works like a charm...
    let it sit on there for a bit before you "scrub" it.
    Good luck.

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    I know my nieghbor who waxes her floor religiously, uses straight vinegar twice a year to remove all the wax! But ammonia sounds like it would do the trick too!

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    Last time I did this, in an old rental we were in (about 20 years ago), I got down on my hands and knees with comet and a scrub brush. Think 30 year old linoleum with wax and grit build up. After a thorough rinse, dry and 2 new coats of wax, a friend stopped by and asked if I got new flooring.

    Comet would be less "fumey" than ammonia, I think.

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    Will I have to rewax it? I was just going to remove the wax build up and leave it at that.
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