How ONE Person Can Do a 5-HOUR Baseboard Cleaning Job In Just 30 MINUTES... (or Less)

 

CLEAN & STRIP BASEBOARDS

With Centaur’s Rabbit-1 or Rabbit-3 Floor Machine

  5-Star User Rating

Results You’ll Get:

  • Cleaner Baseboards Than Manual Scrubbing
  • Clean Taller Baseboards (up to 8”)
  • Clean All Types of “Square” and “Cove” Baseboards
  • No Aches & Pain From Getting on Your Hands & Knees
  • Baseboard Stripping & Cleaning Done 10 to 25 TIMES FASTER

3 Easy Steps to Cleaning and Stripping Baseboards

Step 1

Brush Centaur's TroubleGone Onto The Baseboard

  • TroubleGone is a slightly alkaline water-based baseboard cleaning solution.
  • Unlike acidic stripper sprays, it is safe to use in all environments (including schools and hospitals).
  • Its viscosity will keep it on the baseboard without running off.
  • No need for respirator masks as it is non-harmful.

Step 2

Use Centaur’s Rabbit-1 (or Rabbit-3) Floor Machine with The Scrub Jay # 3 Baseboard Attachment

  • Position the flex hose on to the Scrub Jay and control the flow of water using the lever under the machine handle.
  • The water will lubricate the baseboard and wash down the dirt as you move the machine along the baseboard.
  • For taller baseboards (up to 8”), attach the Scrub Jay #4 on to the Scrub Jay #3.

Step 2

Use Centaur’s Rabbit-1 (or Rabbit-3) Floor Machine with The Scrub Jay # 3 Baseboard Attachment

  • Position the flex hose on to the Scrub Jay and control the flow of water using the lever under the machine handle.
  • The water will lubricate the baseboard and wash down the dirt as you move the machine along the baseboard.
  • For taller baseboards (up to 8”), attach the Scrub Jay #4 on to the Scrub Jay #3.

Step 3

Use a Wet Vacuum to Clean Up the Area

  • Use a Wet Vac with a squeegee tool to clean up the water on the floor near the baseboard.
  • If need be, run a mop along the baseboard to dry it off.

Types of Baseboards You Can Clean

Square Baseboards

To clean square baseboards, use a 3” strip pad on the Scrub Jay #3, together with a 17” bottom pad to get a perfect square-fit clean.

Cove Baseboards

To clean cove baseboards, use a 4” strip pad on the Scrub Jay #3, together with a 14” bottom pad for a perfect rounded-fit clean.

Tall Baseboards

To clean taller baseboards, simply fit a Scrub Jay #4 on top of a Scrub Jay #3 and you can now clean up to 8” of vertical baseboard.

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Rabbit-1 Baseboard Cleaning Floor Machine Baseboard Cleaning Also Available with Rabbit-1 Floor Machine
Rabbit-3 Baseboard Cleaning Floor Machine

Model Shown:
Rabbit-3 with Baseboard Package

How Much WILL You Save?

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Cleaning Pads, Solutions & Accessories

Strip Pads

Fit the Scrub Jay with 3” or 4” strip pads. Use a black strip pad for heavily soiled, marked, dirty baseboards, or blue strip pads for average soiled baseboards.

TroubleGone Baseboard Cleaner

A slightly alkaline, water-based baseboard cleaning solution which is safe to use in all environments (including schools and hospitals). Specially formulated to clean, strip & restore baseboards.

Scrub Jay #3

The Scrub Jay # 3 baseboard cleaning attachment is designed to fit on to any Rabbit-1 or Rabbit-3 machine and takes less than 10 seconds to attach.

Scrub Jay #4

Fit a Scrub Jay #4 on top of a Scrub Jay #3 and you can now clean up to 8” of vertical baseboard.

Deluxe Water Tank

This tank holds a generous 4 gallons of water so you don’t have to stop and refill it in the middle of your cleaning. The tank is fitted with a durable neoprene lid to prevent spillage when bumping the machine against the baseboards.

SL-6/SL-8 Wet/Dry Vac

These vacuum cleaners with the 20 litre (5 gallon) capacity makes tidying up after baseboard cleaning a breeze.

Baseboard Cleaning Questions Answered

What’s the difference between a Centaur Rabbit-1 and Rabbit-3 Floor Machine?

Both Rabbit-1 and Rabbit-3 machines are similar in size (with an 18” drive block, down sizeable to 13”) and an integrated (and removable) Splashguard. Either machine can be used for Baseboard Stripping & Cleaning with the Scrub Jay attachment, and when fitted with a Deluxe Water Tank & Flex Hose.

The key difference is that the Rabbit-1 has a single speed 175 RPM 1.5HP AC Motor while the Rabbit-3 has a dual speed 200/300 RPM 1.5HP DC Motor. In addition to using both machines to clean baseboards, clean and strip floors, the Rabbit-3 can also be used as a floor polisher at the higher 300 RPM speed (so you don’t have to use a separate floor burnisher).

I already have a Centaur Rabbit-1 (or Rabbit-3) machine, can I buy the attachments separately and convert my existing Rabbit into a baseboard cleaning machine?

Yes you can. Here’s what you’ll need to fit on to your existing Rabbit 1 or 3: You’ll need the flex hose, a deluxe water tank, and the scrub-jay #3. It’s a simple enough process to fit these on to your Rabbit, and we’ll be happy to show you how.

Why do you only recommend Centaur's TroubleGone baseboard cleaning solution?

We ONLY recommend the TroubleGone solution for the following reasons:

First , TroubleGone is a slightly alkaline (close to neutral pH) water-based cleaning chemical which is safe to use in all environments (including schools and hospitals). This means it is non-harmful and unlike typical aerosol sprays and acidic baseboard stripping chemicals you won't need to put on a respirator mask.

Second , using any acidic stripper will dissolve the binding agents in the Scrub Jay and potentially damage the equipment.

Third , TroubleGone comes off the baseboards easily with water – no other solution or chemical is required.

Fourth , It’s easy and fast to apply TroubleGone to the baseboards. All you need is a long handle brush and a bucket and you’re good to go. You won’t have to worry about cleaning the chemical from the wall, which is common if using a spray.

Lastly , TroubleGone is specially formulated to do all three: to clean, strip and restore baseboards easily and effectively.

Do I ONLY need to use clean water to strip and clean baseboards?

Yes! The water tank is for clean water ONLY. Water provides the necessary lubrication and will rinse off the dirt and wax off the baseboards. The combination of TroubleGone + Water + Scrub Jay on a Rabbit machine takes care of everything and you'll get the best results in the fastest time possible.

Can I strip floors at the same time I’m cleaning the baseboard?

Yes you can. All you need is to exchange the pad on the bottom of the Scrub Jay #3.

I have a heavy soiled baseboard. Which pad do I use?

Use a black pad strip for heavily soiled baseboards. Use a blue pad strip for average soiled baseboards.

Can the ScrubJay work on any other swing machine?

The Scrub Jay will ONLY work with Centaur's Rabbit floor machines.

Can anyone operate the Rabbit with the Scrub Jay easily?

Yes, if you are experienced operator of a swing machine, you’ll find it easy and effortless to clean and restore baseboards.

How do the pads stay on the Scrub Jay during operation? Wont they come off?

Centaur has engineered a special Pad Locker, which is a non-marking device that easily secures the pad while in use.

Can you restore Stone baseboards with the Scrub Jay?

Yes, you can order 400 & 800 grit diamond pads from Centaur which you can use on your Scrub Jay. This allows you to restore the stone baseboard without getting on your hands and knees and using a hand grinder.

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How Centaur's Machine Users Respond

"Versatile and a Time Saver"

“I’ve been using Centaur floor machines for 15 years with great success. Attachments like the water tank and the 40lb weight makes the machine’s versatility is quite impressive. The baseboard attachment (Scrub Jay) is phenomenal. As you know wax and liquids get splashed on the baseboards throughout the year and it is very time consuming to remove them by hand, but with this attachment, all that is required to spray baseboard cleaner and go.”

Dustin Chang, FCH Maintenance

"One of the Secrets of Our Success"

“Our relationship dates back to the mid-sixties, your persistence, dependable products and flawless customer service enabled our company to focus on our growth and customer service.

Our field staff has successfully utilized the Rabbit floor machine for many years; it’s versatility, dependability is unparalleled and unquestioned within our organization. As I look back, we continue to purchase your product without hesitation and the evolution of your company has contributed to the success of ours.”

Michael P. Hurley, former President & Co-CEO Hurley Corporation

"Exceptional Workmanship"

“Centaur products have proven to be highly effective, extremely durable and cost effective. The Rabbit line meets all of or scrubbing, stripping and bonneting needs and we have many that are still in service that were purchased over ten years ago.

Furthermore, it has been our pleasure to deal with your company. You and your staff have always conducted yourselves with the highest level of integrity. That, together with a very solid product offering, has made this a very beneficial partnership.”

Brian Gingras, CBSE President Bee-Clean Building Maintenance