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First use a plastic scraper and get up what you can. If you dont have one you can cut one out of a plastic milk jug or a soda bottle.
Once you have this done then warm soapy water should clean up the rest of it. Use a mild dish soap and dont get the water too hot. It could ruin the top coating of the flooring. Also DO NOT get the flooring real wet either. There are some types that if you get water inbetween the pieces they can buckle, and begin to come apart.
Keep the rag wet but not sopping wet. Rinse the rag, and wring it out, often. Dry the area well with some paper towels when you are done.
To be certain that no excess mpoisture remains use a hair dryer on the area for about 5 minuits. DO NOT place the hair dryer any closer than 6-8" from the flooring, and always keep it moving.
Ok this stuff is applied when it is warm. At that point it is pliable, and you can work with it. So let me ask you this. How do you get the stuff off of your skin without all the creams and stuff, and still take the hair off? I was under the impression that you applied this to your shin,placed a rag of sorts in it and let it cool then yank it off. If the stuff stays on your skin it wont do anything but hurt. ALOT!
Please forgive my ignorance but I have never had to use this or use it on someonre else. It may also offer a method to remove it from the floor if you could help me understand how it is used. It has to be easier to get it off your skin than using creams etc.
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Thank you for explaining how this stuff works. My wife read my reply to you and saiid; "Honey your such a man". Im not sure if she was being sarcastic or complimenting my masculinity.
Any ways here is what you need to do. Get a couple old hand towels or bath towels. Place them over the effected area. Using an iron set on medium low press the towel into the wax. Continue pressing till the towel is good and warm. Allow it to cool and repeat as needed till the wax has been absorbed into the towel. Basicly what you are doing is applying the cloth strip to the wax like you do on your skin, and heating the wax so it melts again. The towel is able to absorb a bit more of it each time . Once it cools the wax will adhear to the towel better than it does to the floor and more of it comes off each time. If you find that there is still avery fine layer left use a brown bag and warm it into the wax. Be carefill that you do not heat the flooring too much as it can scorch the top of some types. You may want to try a test spot somewhere inconspicuos like in a closet first.