Hi, I need to remove a coloured Wax finish from a number of Interior
doors to take them back to the bare wood so they can be refinished,
Does anyone know the most effective and fastest way of doing this,
using white spirit or sandpaper seems to slowly do the trick but will
take days to finish this way,
Are there any better ways of going about this task?
Snowboard base cleaner. The citrus based cleaners (Red being one) are
used to clean old wax out of porous snowboard bases and are amazingly
effective, think supermarket citrus cleaner x10. Only available in small
bottles (250ml) and expensive (10GBP) but used sparingly it would do
Available from S/B shops & online. eg:
Scrape off any excess wax first and finish with a wipe of white spirit to get
rid of the cleaner.
I think of it being a bit like washing up liquid or laundry liquid/powder, it
seems to dissolve the wax/grime and retain it in the liquid. Then when you
wipe off the excess, the wax comes with it and the surface appears wax
free and dry.
With white spirit you've got the solvent/dilution action without the retention
so I think that is less effective.
It's one of those things that has to be seen to be believed, amazing stuff.
Try it, if it works for you, great, if it doesn't then come back and let us
know but I don't have intimate analytical knowledge of all the products that
I use, like and work for me, I'm just a satisfied user.
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