Clean & refinish floor question

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Old 05-16-15, 09:15 AM
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Clean & refinish floor question

Our new to us house has beautiful wood floors, and I am trying to get them cleaned up. There has been the standard BONA floor polish applied, however after some cleaning its left a white fog in many areas. Getting down on my hands and knees Ive found that I can scratch up the polish with my fingernails, but the floor cleaner Ive tried doesnt pull it up. Suggestions?

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Old 05-16-15, 09:41 AM
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My guess is that you need to screen and recoat the entire floor. Google or YouTube it.
 
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If you sand/screen the floor so you can apply a fresh coat of poly you really need to remove the wax first. If you sand the wax into the underlying finish it will cause adhesion issues.

The cloudiness is probably caused by too much wax.
 
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I had a pro come over today and look at it, and this was his consensus (buildup of OTC product). In my own research, it looks like my first and most simple option would be a water/vinegar or water/ammonia cleanup to remove the residual gunk and then a proper cleaning product (looking at the black diamond stuff) and polish.

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Old 05-16-15, 03:21 PM
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My first thought was that the finish was peeling, but yeah, I suppose if someone laid the Bona on too thick and let it dry it would produce a film that would need to be stripped. Sounds like a good plan.

Definitely do not use ammonia on your wood floor unless you want to risk staining if it happens to find a spot with no finish (bare wood)!
 
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Sounds like a plan I would assume that ammonia would work. If it or the vinegar doesn't then try the commercially prepared stuff.
 
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Any suggestions to a finish/polish product for after Ive got it cleaned up...if any?
 
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IMO most any cleaner or polish/wax works fine, the main thing is to not apply too much!
 
 

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