Hardwoods are very beautiful and durable pieces of flooring. Not only do they provide your house with an elegant look, but they also last a very long time, if they are properly taken care of.
One such way of taking care of your hardwood floor is to apply bona hardwood floor polish. But there is one problem regarding using bona polish on your hardwood floor, they leave residues.
When bona floor polish leaves residue on your floor, the beauty of the floor quickly goes away due to cloudiness on the floor. You need a bona polish remover kit to remove the floor polish and follow a few easy steps.
So, let’s take a look at how to remove bona hardwood floor polish and make your hardwood floor look as good as new.
Why Do You Need to Remove The Floor Polish?
Why does someone need to remove the hardwood floor polish? Aren’t floor polishes supposed to make floors look even better? The reasons you need to remove floor polishes are likely:
- The application was improper resulting in streaks and the floor being hazy.
- Being confused with the hardwood cleaner and being put on unintentionally.
- Applying the incorrect sheen.
- Building up of residues.
You want your precious hardwood floor to look as beautiful as possible and for good reason. The hardwood floors are known for their beauty and they are quite expensive as well.
So anything that makes the floor look like someone has done a messy job of cleaning it is detrimental to the beauty of the floor as well as the house itself. That is why you must take off the floor polish if things don’t look right.
To get rid of bona hardwood floor polish, you will need a few things before starting the procedure. They are:
- A quart of bona polish remover
- A mop
- A scrubby pad to fit under the mop
- Adequate number of cleaning pads
- Safety glasses
Remember that each quart of bona polish remover can clean flooring of an area of 200 square feet. So you have to have as many quarts of floor polish as you need to clean the whole area that needs to be cleaned.
Now comes the most important part, the actual method of taking away the polish from the floor. How can you do that? Easy, follow the steps below :
Don’t start using the polish remover on the floor right away. Before doing anything, you need to test the remover out in a place that has low visibility and traffic. The reason behind this is if the remover is not up to the mark or if you need to make some adjustments to it, testing it out in an inconspicuous area will give you an idea about what to do right. After you are done testing, proceed to the next step.
If the test cleaning is satisfactory, then squirt the remover onto the floor gently and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. It is best if you work on a small section of the floor at a time. So cleaning about 10 square feet of area at a time is a good move.
When you squirt the polish remover, you don’t need to hold back. Just squirt as much liquid as you need onto the area which needs cleaning and makes sure to spread it out. Attach the scrubby pad at the bottom of your mop to help spread the remover more evenly and efficiently.
But how do you know how much remover is enough? You need to squirt as much liquid as it needs to make sure the floor remains wet throughout the time you need to clean the floor, which is about 5 to 10 minutes.
Once you are done applying the remover, let it sit on the floor for about 10 minutes. After that, use the mop to scrub the floor in such a way that your cleaning motion coincides with the pattern of the flooring. This will help to loosen the polish and make it easier to remove it.
Once the polish is loosened up, it will create a residue on the floor. To remove this residue, put a damp cleaning pad under your mop and continue scrubbing. Using only one pad will not be enough. So keep changing the cleaning pad regularly.
If you are doing this for the first time in your life, chances are that you will not be able to clean up every bit of floor polish from your beautiful hardwood floor on the first go. In that case, repeat the process as many times as you deem necessary.
Once you are done cleaning one 10 square feet section of your floor, move on to the next section of the same area and repeat this same process. Keep going until you are done cleaning the whole floor.
Just removing the floor polish isn’t the final step. The remover itself has to be removed along with any dirt that stuck to the wet floor during the cleaning procedure as well as any lingering residue that might have been overlooked during cleaning.
To do this, you will need a bona hardwood floor cleaner. Squirt the cleaner onto the floor and attach new cleaning pads at the bottom of your mop. Then scrub the whole floor thoroughly to complete the cleaning process.
Bona floor polishes are a great way to accentuate the beauty of your hardwood floor. But even then, sometimes the polish has to be taken off the floor. The knowledge of how to remove bona hardwood floor polish will come in very handy when the time comes and help you to keep the hardwood floor’s elegance intact.
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