It is spraying a mixture of floor finish and water on scuffed floor areas and buffing those areas while they are damp. This procedure removes a thin layer of dirty floor finish, replaces the same amount of finish, and burnishes the floor.
High Speed burnishing with a soft white pad shortly after new floor finish is laid may will “melt” down the top layer. The heat will cause the top layer to become stronger, resisting scratches/scuffs longer.
Why Spray Buff? To extend the life of the finish and to smooth the finish.
Why Burnish? To get a high gloss or “WET” look to extend life of the finish
Equipment and Materials Needed:
Procedure for Spray Buffing:
It’s murky territory between cleaners and degreasers. In the industrial and institutional cleaning world, a degreaser is defined simply as a chemical product that removes grease. However some all-purpose cleaners may also remove some grease. Degreasers are a subset of cleaners, so all degreasers are cleaners but not all cleaners are degreasers.
Still a bit blurry? Additional explanation may help clear things up.
The Simple Science of Degreasers
Cleaning chemicals are formulated to be acidic, alkaline (basic) or neutral. These designations are determined by a solution’s pH (concentration of the hydrogen ion) level, and range from 0 to 14 on the pH scale (see graphic below). A lower pH number means a solution is more acidic, while a higher pH number indicates it is more alkaline. Solutions that land in the middle around 7 are considered neutral.
Grease is an organic soil, meaning it comes from something living. Organic soils – especially tough commercial kitchen messes – are best removed with alkaline solutions since higher pH levels can more easily break down fats, oils and proteins typically found in kitchens. The more “caked-on” a grease is, the more heavy-duty or higher alkaline cleaner you will need. At the extreme end, oven cleaners are highly alkaline because they need to remove caked-on carbonized soil.
Degreasers often also contain other ingredients like a petroleum-based solvent or a natural solvent like citrus to further aid in breaking down grease. Nyco’s Citra Blaze 535, for example, is a degreaser formulated with a citrus solvent. It cuts through heavy buildups of grease and caked-on food soils quickly.
The Purpose of All-Purpose Cleaners
All-purpose cleaners are pH neutral between 6 and 8 on the pH scale. They are best suited for cleaning surfaces that are dusty or lightly soiled, or that require a general (non-greasy) cleaning. While degreasers can effectively clean non-greasy surfaces, they are “more than you need” for this type of cleaning. In general, all-purpose neutral cleaners are safer for people and surfaces.
The Cleaner-Degreaser Continuum
Some manufacturers, including Nyco, label certain products as “cleaner-degreasers.” These products reside in the in-between land – more effective on greasy soils than an all-purpose cleaner yet closer to neutral pH and safer than a heavy-duty degreaser. Think of cleaners and degreasers as falling on a “cleaner-degreaser continuum” that parallels the upper half of the pH scale:
How to Apply Floor Finish/Wax/Sealer
Why use Floor Finish? To put a protective surface on floors. To enhance the beauty of floors, without floor finish the floor scuffs easily. To increase the overall appearance level of the building because the first impression is the lasting impression.