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How To Clean Wax from Vinyl Floors

Remove any excess or built up stain. Use these techniques rather than applying heat with an iron or hairdryer. Vinyl can easily be damaged or discolored when heat is directly applied.

In the case of candles, allow the wax to cool to prevent accidental injury. Apply an ice cube to the spill to freeze wax. Once the wax is harden and chilled, knock it with the back of a spoon, such as a teaspoon to shatter the waxy deposit. Use a soft brush and dustpan to collect and remove the loose pieces.

Crayons are made of paraffin wax and pigment. If crayons have melted and adhered to the vinyl floor, use the ice cube technique. If there's flat stains, such as from drawing or accidental marking, apply a cotton ball soaked in mineral to the problem area and rub gently to remove and dislodge the stain. Switch to new, clean cotton balls regularly to prevent spreading various pigments. Once the waxy residue has been completely removed, rinse the area with a clean sponge dampened with water. Pat dry with a clean paper towel, or rub with a dry soft towel. Don't rub with the paper towel as it is abrasive and may scratch or otherwise damage vinyl floors.

if the stain has largely been removed, and your floor feels smooth to the touch, but you still notice a pigmented residue, apply a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol to the stain. Rub gently to remove the color stain. Use a cotton ball soaked in mineral spirits to remove the alcohol residue and help prevent damage to the sealant. Rinse the area with a clean sponge dampened with water. Pat dry with a clean paper towel, or rub with a dry soft towel. Don't rub with the paper towel as it is abrasive and may scratch or otherwise damage vinyl floors.

Tip: Soy Candles are water-soluble and clean up with a clean wet sponge and mild dish soap.

Caution: Do not use ammonia on vinyl floors as it is corrosive to vinyl. Never mix cleaning agents or chemicals, the result can be dangerous or deadly. Before cleaning, always test the agent on an inconspicuous location to determine its suitability and to make certain it does not damage the material. Wear appropriate clothing such as gloves and protective eyewear, and work in a well-ventilated area. Accidental inhalation or ingestion of cleaning agents can be hazardous and even fatal, particularly to pets and children.





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