How would you do a scrub & wax or strip & wax in a 24 hr store?
Well... I have just done my first 24 hr store. Instead of just doing it all at once I divided up the job into 3 sections over 3 days to keep the store open on all but one of the days where it was closed for about 4 hours. I did it in 3 days (starting after 2:00 am when alcohol sales are halted) Because the finish takes so long to dry in the winter here (3 coats). Also the store thermostat can't be turned up temporarily because it is controlled at the corporate office. Any good ideas or suggestions to make this go faster and keep up the quality? It's just me and one helper. Thank you
We usual strip and wax an average size convenience store in about 3hrs (2ppl) x3 coats of wax. I'd say the average size store is about 1500sqft. Realistically, we are only stripping about 700sqft. We use fans to speed up the drying process, in the winter a coats of wax takes about 25mins to dry, in the summer about 15min. I was using Johnson's Signature.
I have found that if you are using a microfiber applicator, the drying times are sped up because of the uniform thickness that they acheive.
If the wax is still abit tacky when I'm ready to apply the next coat, I will wax in my socks (so as not to leave shoe imprints ot the floor).
If your convenience stores are anything like mine, they want you and out in the least amount of time.
This method works very good for me, and the floors turn out quite nice considering how fast we are working. The key is to always have the next isle or area ready to go with stripper, so that the machines very rarely shut off. It is necessary to put your equipment in areas that have been previously stripped. You just need to make sure that you are constantly rinsing after you move.