Wet Stripping with Conventional Floor Machine

Wet stripping involves remove the floor finish by using liquid strippers. This method involves using a conventional floor machine to agitate the stripping solution. Be sure to wear footwear that will not be damaged by powerful stripping agents while doing this procedure.


  1. Prepare stripping solution in a bucket mixing it to its proper dilution ratios.
  2. Apply a generous amount of stripping solution to floor with a mop.
  3. Allow solution to remain on the floor as label recommends.
  4. Use a floor machine with a stripping pad to agitate old finish off the floor.
  5. Overlap the just-scrubbed area on the next pass.
  6. Remove the slurry with a wet/dry vacuum.
  7. Mop on clear water from a clean bucket to rinse floor the first time.
  8. If stripper used requires a neutralizer, use a diluted neutralizer in another bucket and mop on for the second rinse.
  9. If a film remains on the floor after the floor dries, mop it with a diluted neutralizer.

Warning: Always test material for colorfastness, follow label directions, and never mix product unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.