Waxing a floor offers shine and glossiness to otherwise dull flooring. Here is how to apply wax to a surface:
Step 1: Prepare the area
Set up all the required wet floor/ caution/restroom closed signs. Barricade the area that needs to have wax or finish applied to it. You cannot afford to have people walking through the area until these coats are absolutely dry.
Also, make sure the area is absolutely clean and dry before being waxed.
Step 2: Apply the first coat
The first thing to do is to go to a store, grab a box of commercial floor waxing solution, read the instructions, and measure the total square footage that requires being finished. Make sure you have more wax than needed. It’s not a good idea to be short of the solution before the project is finished.
Pour the solution directly into a bucket, dip the mop into the wax and slightly dampen it with the wax. Apply a very thin layer of finish to the surface. Remember, if the first layer is too thick, the finish will cure improperly, and the coats will ruin.
Step 3: Additional Coats
The more layers of wax you paint, the better protection the floor gets. Also, once done, make sure you allow the coats to adhere and cure before letting people walk on the surface. Normally eight hours are enough before allowing foot traffic.
Step 4: Clean
Once you’ve finished applying the wax, simply wash the mop until the finish has been completely removed. Then let the mop to dry away. Similarly, clean other equipment and objects thoroughly that have wax on them. If the finish is left to dry, it will be almost impossible to get it off later.
One of the most efficient and easiest ways to secure floors and extend their usage is to wax them properly. Commercial floor waxing is a common and simple task that almost anyone can do. However, it’s best to consult an expert before trying it on your own. You must also select the wax and other equipment carefully to ensure maximum results and utmost commercial floor care.