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Friday's Ask the Experts: Floor finish

October 22, 2010
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Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I mixed floor finish from two different suppliers. The finish did not flow well when applied, and the floors are now dull and streaky. Can I spray buff the floor to bring out the shine? And how does a person spray buff? Or would just buffing do the job?
The answer:
Both the difficulty with the finish leveling well when applied and the resulting streaks indicate a compatibility problem. The two finishes had different chemical make-ups and did not mix well. Try the foregoing suggestions to see if there is an improvement.
If not, your immediate best solution may lie in stripping off the mixed finishes and recoating with only one brand.
Spray buffing (light spraying of the tile with a prepared ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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