Wax and Paint Stripping
I have two big, heavy-duty cleaning jobs to do. One is to remove wax from a floor, and the other is to strip paint. What do you suggest I use that is nontoxic?
The material to use for both jobs is washing soda, available in the laundry section of most supermarkets.
Make a thick, damp, paste of washing soda, and wearing gloves spread the paste over the floor. (Test this first in an inconspicuous place on the floor to make sure that it doesn’t cause any damage.) Let set for a number of hours, overnight is preferred, keeping the paste as damp as possible. While you rinse the washing soda, the wax should peel off. ,p>
Washing Soda as a Paint Stripper
The least toxic paint stripper is a thick, wet, washing soda paste. Leave the paste on the wood for a number of hours, keeping it damp. The paint should peel off. Repeat as necessary.