Monday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I’ve been working for the Post Office for over ten years as a truck driver and now I am a custodian and I am learning to strip and refinish floors. I have done a couple of jobs and I feel proud that they came out well since I am new at this. Unfortunately, I didn’t get much training in cleaning, so I need info as far as mixing the stripper with water. What does it mean to mix in parts? For example, 1:3 or one part product and two parts water?
Normally, the mix ratio is given in parts (units) of undiluted product to parts (units) of water. So, if the label ratio shows mixing 1:3, it means measuring 1 part of stripper to 3 parts of water. If you were mixing up a gallon of stripper solution you would add 1 quart of stripper to 3 quarts of water. Likewise, if the label shows ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.
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