I waxed my skis, now please un-wax my floors
December 19, 2013 6:12 PM Subscribe
I offered up my house's basement to apartment-dwelling friends for a ski waxing party, and now walking through my basement with sock feet is potentially lethal. Is there anything I can do to tone down the slippage?
posted by adiabat to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
We waxed about fifteen pairs of skis, so there was a LOT of wax. We kept the wax shavings mostly confined to one area, but of course we tracked it all over the place. The floor is painted concrete, and a week post-sweeping it's still slippery as ever. Less-trusted areas of the internet have advised washing wood floors with vinegar if they're too slippery, but I mopped our concrete floor with a fairly dilute vinegar solution and now it seems worse! I am too scared to try a stronger vinegar solution without further assurances.
We've put down some mats so we can safely get to the laundry in sock feet, but I'd like to get the floors un-slippery again. Any advice? Or will my next party be a sock-skating party?