Most floor care problems are caused by improper product use. This quick reference guide will help identify problems, causes and solutions.
Problem: Finish is too sticky or tacky.
|Finish is applied too thick||Apply thin coats and allow
dry before applying the next coat.
|Not enough drying time
|Under normal conditions
dry in 20-30 minutes. High humidity
extends drying time.
|Restorer not properly
applied too frequently.
|Follow label instructions.
diluting or overuse can leave a
|Restorer / maintainer not
soon enough after application.
continue to soften finish if not
|Floor not properly rinsed
application of finish.
|Thoroughly rinse and
floor after stripping. Use neutral
cleaner in proper dilution.
|Improper use of disinfectants.||Measure carefully and
|Separation of finish.||Finish may have been
prolonged heat causing separation
in the product. Shake or stir before
Problem: Finish swirls or scratches
|Pad is too aggressive.||Use the recommended pad
particular task whether it be
burnishing or cleaning.
|Pad is dirty.||Clean with a wire brush or
in deep sink and spray off the build-
up. Hang up to dry.
|Floor is dirty or sandy.||Use walk-off mats; dust
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