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Friday's Ask the Experts: Wet look

August 26, 2011

Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What is the exact procedure for obtaining the “wet look” on VCT? A client wants six coats of high solids finish and the floor burnished. At what point do I burnish and how?

The answer:

Maintaining a “wet look” is a combination of using a premium high-solids floor finish, applying thin coats, and then using a high-speed burnisher to maintain the shine. Your local JanSan supplier should be able to help you with the correct selection of a high-speed buffable floor finish. Some finishes only allow an application of four coats within a 24 hour period. If more than that is applied, the finish will dry, but not cure. One rule to follow when applying floor finish ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.

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