I have a shellac'd** floor with a protective wax coat. The lightest traffic leaves smudges and marks. I buff it, and it looks great, until the next traffic comes up.
I tried paint thinner to remove all the wax down to the shellac layer and then rewaxed lightly. No luck.
I buffed the excessive existing wax with an auto buffer. No luck (no surprise there).
Is there a "no sand" way to get the shellac'd floors back to original condition. End goal being a shellac'd floor with a non-scuffing wax protective coat.
I'm willing to go further if needed, stripping to almost bare wood, then shellac-ing, then waxing. But that seems like a nuclear option I'd like to ignore.
** A 1937 build house, so I don't suspect it is Tung Oil finished floor. I am nearly 100% certain it isn't poly.