How To Solve Resilient Floor Finish Problems

Darrell ShehanIn general, the higher solids content of a floor finish, the harder the finish is. This makes it more resistant to scratchs and abrasion. If you do not use a high speed buffing machine to maintain your floor, use a higher solids content finish. This is usually expressed on the label as "percent in solution." Another thing to consider is the cost of stripping and re-waxing. The longer a finish lasts, the less money spent in the long run. Buy the best finish you can afford, use the correct procedures to maintain the surface, and your dollars will not be wasted. [Download our FREE "How To" brochure.]

Low GlossHigh humidity, dirty mop, poor rinsing of the cleaning chemicals, recoated too soon, material was frozen.
ScuffingCoats are too heavy.
PowderingLow humidity, freshly stripped floor, pooly sealed, allowed to become "bone dry" before coating, drafts promoting fast vaporization of the film, coats too thin.
StreakingDirty floor, dirty mop, pronounced high humidity recoated too soon.
Fish EyesGreasy floor, soap film.
Peeling, no adhesionThis can mistakenly be judged as extreme case of powdering. Some old waxy floor finish underneath new floor with original factory coating.
Black Heel MarksCoats are too heavy.
Poor FlowGreasy surface. Examine container of the finish used. It was perhaps partly full, stored in a hot area, or not properly closed.