To recreate a natural sheen on a wood floor that is not as fresh and bright as it once was, the best choice is Bona low-gloss hardwood floor polish to bring back the luster. The Bona Hardwood Floor Polish, Low Gloss can be used on polyurethane coated hardwood floors to add protection and a fresh clean appearance to worn hardwood. NEVER use Bona Polish on any wood floor that is unfinished, unsealed, waxed or oiled wood. Only use Bona polish on polyurethane finished wood flooring.
Hardwood is a natural flooring material that does scuff and scratch over time. By polishing hardwood flooring with a low gloss finish, minor abrasions are less noticeable. To best maintain a polished wood floor, perform routine care by sweeping and cleaning the floor with Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner. Your floors will look great and keeping them clean increases the amount of time between your floor's need for polishing. Bona Hardwood Floor Polish, low-gloss formula, can be applied every few months as needed and even with that type of frequency, waxy buildup will not be a problem.
When it comes to environmental awareness, Bona is among the best there is. Bona products are Greenguard Certified for improved indoor air quality and sensitivity to the environment. Use of Bona Low-gloss wood floor polish is safe for use in a home filled with family and pets. Just don't let them walk on the floor while the polish is wet. Bona Hardwood Floor Polish, Low Gloss SDS
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Prepare for polishing your hardwood floor by testing the Bona low-gloss polish in a small out-of-the-way area so you can see if the polish on your floor looks as you'd like it to. Before starting the full job, have all of the necessary supplies on hand.
Purchase enough Bona Hardwood finish to cover the square footage of your wood floor. Each 32-oz bottle will cover 500 square feet, which is the same coverage as the high gloss version of the Bona wood floor polish.
Buy a Bona Applicator Pad that fits to your Bona flat mop.
Have Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner and a mop cleaning pad ready for use.
If you don't already own a Bona dust mop pad, one will be needed for this process.
Allow enough time to complete the job and to let the floor dry for at least 1 hour before walking on it. Another 24 hours will be required for the floor to fully dry prior to replacing furniture and rugs. Drying times may vary with humidity and can be effected by other ambient conditions. If you're unsure, it's best to allow a longer time to ensure a hard, durable surface.
The first step will be to remove all furnishing and rugs from the area to be finished to facilitate a smooth application of flooring finish.
Using Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner, clean the entire wood floor. Follow instructions on the cleaning product label. Allow the floor to dry, which only takes a few minutes.
Next, with a Bona dusting pad on the bona mop base, dust the floor to remove any remaining dust or loose dirt.
Gently turn the bottle of Bona Low Gloss Floor Polish back and forth until it is well mixed. Do NOT shake the bottle roughly.
With the applicator mop pad ready to go on the mop base, squeeze some Bona polish onto the floor in a small area. Spread the polish with the applicator mop pad, keeping the pad wet with polish at all times. Wipe with the grain of the wood floor and aim for a smooth steady application, one small section at a time until the floor is completely covered in a uniform layer of Bona floor polish. Don't walk on the freshly applied polish. If streaks are visible as polish is being spread, it's likely that the coat of finish being applied is too thin. You may need to go back over the area just polished before it has time to dry.
One coat of polish is enough though a second coat can be applied if desired, for a bit more shine. Allow 2 hours between coats of floor finish.
When the job is complete, rinse the applicator pad with water and let it air dry. Keep the clean applicator pad for future use.Do NOT coat a floor with Bona Hardwood Floor Refresher or any type of polyurethane after the use of Bona High Gloss Hardwood Floor Polish. Doing so will cause a hazy, streaky appearance that is tough to remove.
Bona Low-Gloss Polish is NOT a floor cleaner. Use Bona Wood Cleaner prior to the application of polish.
Only use a clean Applicator Pad. Using a dirty or contaminated pad is likely to create a hazy, streaked finish job.
Do NOT use string, cotton, or sponge mops for applying Bona Polish.
Results will vary with individual application techniques and existing flooring conditions. Read complete product label instructions prior to use.