Laminate flooring is a great choice for many homeowners, due to its low maintenance and ease of cleaning. However, when it comes to cleaning up wax spills, it can be trickier than other flooring types. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to remove wax from laminate quickly and easily.
Things You Will Need
- White vinegar
- Soft cloth
- Mineral spirits
- Soft-bristled brush
Step One: Soften the Wax
The first step in removing wax from laminate flooring is to soften the wax. This can be done by using either a hairdryer on low heat or by placing a cloth dampened with white vinegar over the spilled wax. Allow it to sit for a few minutes so that the wax can soften.
Step Two: Scrape the Wax
Once the wax has softened, use a soft-bristled brush or a plastic scraper to gently scrape off the wax. Try to avoid using anything too sharp as this could damage the laminate flooring. Be sure to scrape off as much wax as possible.
Step Three: Clean the Area
Once you’ve removed as much of the wax as possible, you need to clean the area. To do this, make a solution of one-part white vinegar and two-parts warm water. Dip a soft cloth in the solution and gently wipe over the area to remove any remaining residue. Once you’ve wiped the area, dry it with a clean cloth.
Step Four: Use Mineral Spirits
If there is still some wax residue that is stubbornly sticking to the laminate flooring, you can try using mineral spirits. Make sure that you use a cloth dampened with mineral spirits rather than applying the spirits directly to the floor. Gently wipe over the area and then dry it with a clean cloth.
Step Five: Clean the Area Again
Once you’ve removed all the wax residue, you need to clean the area again. Use the same solution of white vinegar and warm water as before. Wipe down the area with a soft cloth, and then dry it with a clean cloth. This will ensure that all the residue has been removed.
Getting wax off laminate flooring can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. By following these simple steps, you can easily remove wax from laminate quickly and easily. Just remember to always use a soft cloth and to never use anything too sharp as this could cause damage to the laminate flooring.