1.1 Floor Stripping

Floor stripping is the process of removing coatings (films) of floor sealer and finish, usually because they are old and worn-out.

Careful and thorough floor stripping is vital to ensure the new coats of sealer and finish look their best and adhere well to the floor surface underneath.

Poor stripping can leave unsightly residues under the new sealer, and even cause the new sealer film to wear out prematurely. This may require another strip and seal process which is an unwelcome expense and inconvenience.

For the best stripping performance, use high quality chemicals and equipment, the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow all instructions carefully, and never rush!


  • Do not strip Linoleum or Marmoleum using conventional wet stripping – it will discolour.
    So dry strip instead
  • Check that floor is suitable for stripping