Attention to detail will eliminate problems later on and keep floors clean.
Here are some quick reminders that will make your program a sure success. It is usually the short cuts we make that cause most problems, so take your time and follow these hints.
As you begin your program, when applying stripper adequate soak or dwell time (5 - 10 minutes before scrubbing) will allow chemicals the time to work and ensure the best results. If the stripper begins to dry on the floor, merely add more stripping solution and rewet the floor surface.
Rinsing carefully will eliminate problems later on. Pick up all the stripper slurry solution and apply 2 separate rinses. The first rinse should be very wet and the second rinse should be a tight damp mop rinse. Change the rinse water frequently and clean your mop with each rinse water changeover.
Always apply a minimum of 3 - 4 thin coats of finish to a newly stripped floor. This provides an adequate base and will increase future wear properties. Thin coats produce better results than thick coats of finish. Line your bucket with a clean trash liner, then fill the bucket with floor finish. Cleanup will be much quicker at the end of the shift, and buckets stay looking clean longer.
Use cold water and neutral cleaner to damp mop floors for daily cleaning. Hot water will dull the finish. Cleaning with only water and no cleaner results in dirty floors. Without cleaner added to your damp mop solution, it will not suspend the dirt in the solution, so you merely move the dirt from one place on the floor to another.
Always damp mop or scrub the floor before buffing or burnishing. Check that the buffing pads are clean before buffing. Dirty pads cause dirty floors.
Never recoat a floor with floor finish unless it has been completely cleaned prior to refinishing. You do not want to seal dirt into your floor surface.