I have a job as site supervisor at a local primary school and I have a
question as to how does a clean and buff chemical work.
Now before any one says that I should ask the county 'cleaner in a suit'
(the official expert), I would like the advice of the real experts first.
the chemical is described as a polythene ( I think) polymer. In what way
does it change from being applied wet, to being buffed up to a shine when
the reason I am asking, is that I have not been in this job very long and
one of the cleaners is having a problem with one of the floors she cleans.
ps I have no shifted t, before any one comments about the starting of a
sentence with a lower case t. the usual keyboard I use is going for a shower
soon, as I spilled some Bovril on it this afternoon, when my vibrating phone
went off while clipped to my belt, right over the most sensitive part of my
hip. Up went the cup and down came the Bovril, all over the keyboard :-(((
Probably a water based synthetic wax emulsion. As the water evaporates the
particles join up and force the remaining water on to the surface where it
dries more quickly. It usually has a far higher melting point than natural
waxes so that it can be machine buffed. I think it is designed for synthetic
flooring rather than wooden. What problem is she having?
The daily scuffs won't buff away, so the floor looks appalling.
I'm not that well up on the technique, as I was an engineer when I took
early retirement, hence my posting here for help in understanding what
happens when the clean and buff gets buffed.
The problem might also have something to do with the base polish that is put
onto a stripped floor. There were 3 coats used instead of 2. Also, the
dilution of the clean and buff has been guestimated instead of being
I don't think the dilution would make much difference but it could be the
wrong product altogether if by "stripped" you mean a wooden floor. This type
of emulsion can only form a film on a non-porous surface like a car body or
floor tiles/lino etc.
What are these scuff marks? If it's rubbery black marks from kids' shoes
you'd be better off with a white spirit based product because emulsions will
only solubilise things that soap and water would.
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