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Forum topic by eddy posted 06-08-2009 09:07 PM 5924 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-08-2009 09:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finish

i need to remove some johnson’s paste wax for some boxes i made. i see that as they are handled a
lot the surface smoges a lot so i need to keep wiping them off. i want to redo the finish with 3 or 4 coats of shellac sanding between coats down to 1200 grit and call it done
thanks

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 10:42 PM

I remeber my mother saying she was goin gto strip the floors when I was a kid. Their muct be some kind of process or product, did you check the can for removal instructions or google wax striping?

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 11:00 PM

i think mineral spirits will remove wax.

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 11:05 PM

I’d use turpentine to get it off.

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#4 posted 06-09-2009 12:15 AM

Mineral spirits will work. I use it to remove wax from floors prior to refinishing them.

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#5 posted 06-09-2009 12:18 AM

Mohawk makes a product called Wax Wash. It’s mostly mineral spirits with some other solvents mixed in. It will take the wax right off.

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#6 posted 06-09-2009 03:29 PM

thanks guys i have some Naphtha in the shop it is like mineral spirits
i will give it a go later today

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#7 posted 06-09-2009 03:44 PM

Naphtha will work just fine.

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#8 posted 06-09-2009 04:12 PM

Just like everyone has said minerial spirits, naphtha, paint thinner and there is wax remover in the houseware section of the food stores. I use minerial spirits myself…

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#9 posted 06-10-2009 03:37 PM

thanks for the responses i uses the naphtha and the boxes took the shellac great

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