how to get old wax off of wood floors home guides sf gate
floor wax is typically made of animal vegetable or mineral fats that never truly dry. while wax provides protection against moisture it is not a durable finish and must be reapplied regularly. over time this leads to a buildup of old wax on your floor that makes refinishing difficult because you cannot apply a more durable finish such as polyurethane until almost all traces of wax have been removed. removing old wax from wood floors is time-consuming but it is not an impossible task.