How To Get Face Wax Off My Linoleum Floor
Are you thinking to yourself, "I need to know how to get face wax off my linoleum floor"? Face wax creates quite a mess on a linoleum floor due to its sticky nature. Homeowners choose linoleum as floor covering because of the wide choice of colors and styles, the ease of installation and the simplicity of care and cleaning. Linoleum floors generally do not require much in the way of care or cleaning until a very messy accident, such as the spilling of face wax, occurs. The uncomplicated, straightforward method of removing face wax from a linoleum floor may seem unconventional, but it works.
- Use butter, margarine or petroleum jelly. The oils in these products break down the adhesion in face wax and will not harm the linoleum floor. Smear a good amount of the product of choice onto a clean, soft rag.
- Begin at the outside of the face wax spill. Rub butter, margarine or petroleum jelly into the face wax until the face wax is gone. Work from the outside of the stain toward the middle so as not to spread the face wax spill on the linoleum floor. Re-apply as needed.
- Sprinkle white flour over the greasy area to absorb the oil and make the area safe from slip and fall accidents. Allow the white flour to sit for ten to fifteen minutes, then sweep up the flour. Use a de-greasing dish washing soap, warm water and a clean rag to remove the remaining oil from the linoleum floor.
Face wax, much like non-drying glue, will collect dirt, dust and debris, making the stain worse and worse over the course of time. Linoleum floors are quite resilient and will not be harmed by the oils in these products. Always clean away the slippery residue when finished cleaning face wax from a linoleum floor.