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Wax Removal - Safety Advisory

Posted by Hank Metz, A Woodworker's Notebook on July 24th, 1999 01:34 AM
In reply to Wax on floors by suzanne may on July 22nd, 1999 02:48 PM [Go to top of thread]

Turpentine, Naphtha, or Mineral Spirits will indeed remove most waxes, however the are FLAMMABLE! You must be sure to remove all sources of ignition such as pilot lights before you begin its use, especially on a large surface area like a floor. You would also be well advised to wear organic respiratory protection as well as power venting of the area.

The dewax formula previously provided is safe and effective by comparison, and is suitable for this type of restoration work.

Whichever method you choose, best of luck on your efforts.

Hank Metz,
A Woodworker's Notebook

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