When stripping floors, which of the following PPE is NOT required?
Skin and eye protection is needed when working with chemicals, and proper footwear is essential for preventing accidents on slippery floors. Maintex's modern floor strippers do not have strong chemical odors.
What temperature water should you use when stripping floors?
You should always use cold water with floor stripper.
What is the minimum amount of time floor stripper should dwell before scrubbing?
You should allow the floor stripper to dwell on the floor for a minimum of 5 minutes. This gives the solution time to emulsify the layers of floor finish.
True or False: You should allow the floor stripper to dry fully before scrubbing the floor.
Apply a generous amount of floor stripper and do not allow it to dry, as it will become sticky and very difficult to remove.
What tools and supplies should be used to clean baseboards and coving?
All of these items are needed to strip, scrub and rinse baseboards. You can also use these tools to spot treat small areas of floor with residual finish, if needed.
When using a swing floor machine and black strip pad, how many times should you scrub each section of floor?
You should scrub each area a minimum of 3 - 4 times to make sure the floor stripper is removing the coats of floor finish. Repeat until you have completely scrubbed the treated area.
After scrubbing the floor with a swing floor machine, what is the next step in the floor stripping process?
You should vacuum away all residue before inspecting the floor for residual finish. If all finish is removed, you can proceed with rinsing the floor with floor neutralizer and water.
How many times should you rinse the floor after it has been stripped?
You should rinse the floor twice with water and Floor Neutralizer, vacuuming up the rinse water each time. If the rinse solution becomes visibly dirty, you should change your rinse water.
True or False: The process of stripping floors with an automatic scrubber is similar to the swing floor machine method. However, the automatic scrubber can scrub, rinse, and vacuum up slurry using a single machine.
Although the steps are the same, using an automatic scrubber increases productivity and improves results.
Which of the following is NOT a step in preparing the automatic scrubber?
Do not put floor stripper directly into an automatic scrubber. Always use a mop to apply floor stripper. Add cold water and floor neutralizer to the solution tank.
True or False: When using an automatic scrubber, you can completely scrub the floor and vacuum up the slurry solution in just one pass.
Repeat the scrubbing process several times with the squeegee up and the vacuum turned off. On the final scrub, lower the squeegee, turn on the vacuum, and apply water from the solution tank to remove all stripper slurry.