How to Remove Rejuvenate

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Strip Rejuvenate off your floors if you notice a dull residue.

Rejuvenate's manufacturer claims it is a miracle polymer that makes old floors and cabinets look new again. It restores the shine and luster, while also cleaning the surfaces. Like other floor finishing products, Rejuvenate can leave behind a film that gives the surface a cloudy appearance. There are several methods for removing it, including the use of a floor stripper and an ammonia-based cleaner.


Step 1

Clean the surface. Sweep away debris and dirt because they will interfere with the cleaning process. Vacuum to eliminate dust.

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Step 2

Combine 1 cup white vinegar with 1 gallon warm water in a bucket. The solution can be used on wood floors or vinyl. The acidic vinegar will cut through the chemicals in the Rejuvenate and lift it from the surfaces.


Step 3

Dunk the mop in the liquid and squeeze out the excess. Too much of the cleaner can damage the wood floor panels.

Step 4

Mop the floors from one end of the room to the other. Work in the same direction as the planks. Dip the mop in the solution as you go, to refresh the solution. Continue until the Rejuvenate is gone.


Step 5

Try a floor stripper to eliminate the Rejuvenate. Use one that is compatible with the flooring type. Follow the instructions on the label.

Step 6

Let the stipper penetrate the floor for 10 minutes. Scrub the floor with a nylon pad.

Step 7

Rent a floor buffer from a home improvement store for large floors. Attach a scrubbing pad to make the job easier.


Step 8

Run a clean, wet mop over the floor to remove any traces of Rejuvenate. This will pick up residue you may have missed.

Step 9

Rub the floor dry with a dry mop or towels.

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