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  • Sat 25th Mar 2017 - 8:21am

    First of all, there is a specific pad that must be used. Make sure it has grit impregnated into it and not sprayed on. It is usually a deep purple color and 3M is the originator although others have begun making them. They are about $10-15 per pad and will cover 1000-2000sq/ft. when used to remove floor finish in a normal situation.
    The process is surface stripping. When you completely strip a floor traditionally, you remove all of the finish from the floor and from the pores of the tile. When you re-apply the new finish, it must fill these pores. This is why the first few coats of finish do not shine. The light is being deflected and refracted by the pores. Once the finish is above the pores of the floor, (usually 2-4 coats) the surface is then smooth, so the light reflects directly back to your eye. This is the gloss or shine. Port Blair

    The surface stripping procedure removes the majority of the finish down to the tile level. Since the grit in the pad is larger than the pores in the tile, it does not affect the finish in the pores. Now if there are years of buildup on the floor or if the finish has been worn off and dirt is in the tile, this is not effective and chemical stripping is the best option.But in a typical situation, the surface stripping will do a couple of positive things for you. It will allow you to save a ton of time and effort and product. It also will reduce the chances of slip and falls plus there is no odor. The dust can be controlled with a dust kit which will allow you to attach a back pack vacuum (recommended highly) It will also save A LOT of finish. Since you don't have to replace the 2-4 coat in the pores of the floor, your first coat of new finish will shine. You can also use it to strip a floor one day and come back later to apply finish. Since the pores are still sealed, dirt won't settle in to them and require scrubbing to remove.The systematic collection and dissemination of new knowledge will not help your organization at all if that information isn't used to make more fact-based decisions. Encourage your associates to apply what they have learned. Reward them when they do, and hold them accountable for making mistakes they made before when they don't demonstrate learning.


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