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cleaning up some old frames in my shop, which has a cement floor, and the floor around the cleaning area became very slippery because of the wax dust and particles. The slipperiness is now persistent, and I'm wondering what I can use to wash the newly waxed floor to get the wax off?

anybody ever have this issue? I was thinking maybe mopping it with a grease cleaner or something.

Don
 

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I think I have seen some people mention a cleaner called purple power.

My wife makes soap, and I have always wondered if a lye solution would break the wax down, essentially turning it into soap. Of course, the lye solution could have adverse effects on the concrete, I suppose.
 

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Once you get it cleaned, you can paint it with oil based paint or urethane. Mixed in some crushed lava stone from hardware store. Will help it not be so slippery.
 

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Mineral spirits is a good cleaner of wax, I'd think. Lacquer or denatured alcohol would be better, but a bit more costly. Less oily after cleanup though. Mabye better if the 2 used prior to painting and addition of ground lava stone to paint.
 
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