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Jon0755

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I'm new to this site but love these posts and helpful comments, so instead of lurking around the forums, I decided to post because I desperately need help. I'm fairly new to the tile game, been doing it close to 3 years roughly, and need some pointers on fresh footprints on wax. I do floors in a local hospital so having egress is a must and it always seems to happen, that halfway through the job someone steps over my line and leaves a big print. Anyway ideas for removing besides scotchbrite? Or do I wait to buff out later on?
 

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Hopefully I will have time later haha. I'm the only floor tech here and I hope to learn more about the types of stripper, wax and cleaning agents to use for the job
 

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Welcome Jon.

I did several 24 hour grocery / convenience stores back in the day. As soon as I noticed a foot print, I tried to use a damp finish mop to blend it in a little bit. Then would go back and buff after the job was done.
 
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Welcome Jon.

I did several 24 hour grocery / convenience stores back in the day. As soon as I noticed a foot print, I tried to use a damp finish mop to blend it in a little bit. Then would go back and buff after the job was done.
Would you dab at the print lightly? I've thought about it but was worried I might swear the rest of the finish
 

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Would you dab at the print lightly? I've thought about it but was worried I might swear the rest of the finish
Depends how quickly after applying you can get to it. I try to just feather it a bit and make it easier to buff out. Don't make it a big mark.
 

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I'd suggest not touching it until that coat is dry. The put a well used black pad or a green pad on and lightly sand the area give a good rinse and continue to wax. If it's only one or two prints I keep steel wool on hand and just do them areas. But be careful if you press too hard with the steel wool you'll cause a black spot or create sanding marks that will show through to the next coats. So gentle as you go.
 
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Thanks gentlemen tried it with wool since it was my last coat and buffed it. From afar you can tell but give it a couple days of buffing and it'll disappear. I've got tons of questions on floor care so expect them in the coming days men.
 

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Wait for it to dry and ruff it up and re polish it.
 

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I'd suggest not touching it until that coat is dry. The put a well used black pad or a green pad on and lightly sand the area give a good rinse and continue to wax. If it's only one or two prints I keep steel wool on hand and just do them areas. But be careful if you press too hard with the steel wool you'll cause a black spot or create sanding marks that will show through to the next coats. So gentle as you go.
he does not even want to use scotch brite