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Old 02-22-2012, 07:04 PM   #1931
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Good idea, Addie. I'll try it on a couple of the worst areas. I need it looking good for inspection on Friday. I won't have the wax stripper for a couple of weeks. Thanks.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:15 PM   #1932
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Good idea, Addie. I'll try it on a couple of the worst areas. I need it looking good for inspection on Friday. I won't have the wax stripper for a couple of weeks. Thanks.
Does Home Depot or Lowes or even your local hardware have a small container of wax stripper? Ask for the commercial strength. Tell them your 'contractor' asked you to pick it up for him. They don't want him coming back and yelling that they sold you the 'housewife' version. And you might just get the contractor's discount.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #1933
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Just another quick thought. Your local floor store that sells tiles should have the wax stripper and will save you the shipping costs. I feel for you because I have been there and done that!!! It was no fun. Good luck!
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #1934
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I was going to recommend home improvement stores too. Also, see if there are any janitorial supply stores in your area. I suspect most cities need janitorial supplies for businesses who require such services.

I moved away from the big bad city for 3-4 months last year, to a small town in the Southwest, and I just couldn't handle the limited shopping. It just drove me nuts wanting stuff that I knew back in the BBC I could just drive over and get them, but none to be had in the small town. So here I am back in the BBC shopping for houses. Unfortunately in the BBC houses cost a lot more than in small town America. This just drives me nuts!
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:34 PM   #1935
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I was going to recommend home improvement stores too. Also, see if there are any janitorial supply stores in your area. I suspect most cities need janitorial supplies for businesses who require such services.

I moved away from the big bad city for 3-4 months last year, to a small town in the Southwest, and I just couldn't handle the limited shopping. It just drove me nuts wanting stuff that I knew back in the BBC I could just drive over and get them, but none to be had in the small town. So here I am back in the BBC shopping for houses. Unfortunately in the BBC houses cost a lot more than in small town America. This just drives me nuts!
I forgot about the janitorial supply stores. Great idea GG. Even better than home improvement stores.
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I'm pretty sure any town with more than two horses has to have some place to buy janitorial supplies... I'm also fairly confident that Home Depot, Lowe's and other home improvement stores should have it.

In my old house I used some sort of acrylic product instead of wax, Future something? Combined with my not caring how shiny my kitchen floor was plus the acrylic stuff it just lasted years and years. I think I used Mop 'n Glow (?) to clean it occasionally. The acrylic directions said to remove with pneumonia (maybe that was ammonia) so I just made sure I never used that. It didn't look that bad as long as it was clean (linoleum).

In house hunting I'm looking for kitchen floors that don't need wax. Not sure what kind that is. Tiles? I guess I'm not really that good at homemaking skills other than cooking. I'm single and would probably make a good match for a woman who is obsessive about cleaning and hates to cook! (Talk about Jack Sprat and his wife!)
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:47 AM   #1937
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Follow up: I tried the Goo Gone. Didn't do a thing. It was worth a try, though.
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Back to work today, I have the office to myself and will be able to get a lot done. I usually have two computers working when I'm alone. Coughing up more crud this morning, but it's easier. No fever and I feel great!
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...In house hunting I'm looking for kitchen floors that don't need wax. Not sure what kind that is. Tiles?...

Ceramic tile. Great stuff. Just needs to be washed. Make sure you have grout sealer applied to the grout to prevent staining. You have to reapply every 25 years or so.
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Back to work today, I have the office to myself and will be able to get a lot done. I usually have two computers working when I'm alone. Coughing up more crud this morning, but it's easier. No fever and I feel great!

Glad to hear you're feeling better.
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