Floor Strippers and Neutralizers - Professional
CHOOSING A FLOOR STRIPPER
Stripping is the most labor-intensive aspect of floor care. When soil and buildup can no longer be removed with a scrub-and-recoat procedure, or when there is little to no finish left on your floor, it is time to strip and start fresh. The number one mistake made in stripping is thinking that “the more chemical the better." If there are more coats present a more aggressive stripper is needed. Allow the stripper to do its work by following directions and dilution precisely.
Choose your floor stripper based on:
1) Coats of Finish to be Removed — The number of coats that must be removed from your floor will help you determine the level of aggressiveness you need in your stripper. The higher the number of coats, the more aggressive your stripper will need to be. In addition, the longer it has been since your finish was initially applied, the more aggressive a stripper you will need.
2) Burnishing Frequency — The more frequently your floor finish has been burnished, especially at higher speeds, the harder your finish will have become over time. The harder your finish, the more aggressive you will need your stripper to be to remove it.
3) Odor Profile — In certain situations the odor profile of a chemical will be more of a consideration than others. A low odor profile is a good choice for buildings like healthcare facilities, retail establishments, schools, public buildings, or wherever there may be odor sensitivities.
3M Twist ‘n Fill 6H Speed Stripper (2L bottle): For floors with 8 to 12 coats of finish to be removed and a medium burnishing frequency program
P&G Pro Line Floor Finish Stripper #10 (pail or gallon): For floors with 8 to 12 coats of finish to be removed, a medium burnishing frequency program, and/or for facilities with potential sensitivities
3M Twist ‘n Fill 22H Floor Stripper LO (2L bottle): For floors with 6 to 10 coats of finish to be removed, a low burnishing frequency program, and/or for facilities with potential sensitivities
Tools to complete the job
You will need a mop and bucket, 7200-7300 stripping pads, Doodlebug, dust mop, Easy Trap Duster, equipment, and PPE. Once you have completely stripped your floor, it’s time to choose your Floor Finish.