Bona Wood Floor Polish - Review
Bona wood floor polish - review
A great way of refreshing an old tired wood floor is with one of Bona floor polishes. After years of traffic, cleaning and sunlight, most wood floors will fade and will look tired and patchy. A floor finish can only take so much. When this happens most people would consider hiring a floor sander or hiring the services of a floor sanding company. But there is a much cheaper option to consider. Wood floor polishing.
A wood floor polish is a water based solution that will bond with new or pre-existing finishes. Bona has two types of wood floor polishes, gloss and matt. There is not a big difference between Bona Wood Floor Polish Matt & Bona Wood Floor Polish Gloss. The gloss floor polish has a slight shine on it but nothing artificial.
A water based floor polish will not replace a few coats of varnish but it could help increase the periods between sanding by 50%. The sealant will penetrate the existing finish and will repair areas with damage. It can fill up small imperfections and scratches and make them less visible.
It is very important to read all the relevant information about Bona wood Floor Polish before using it. The final results will depend 100% on your abilities and if the product has been correctly applied. Here is a list of dos and don`ts:
-do apply floor polish over clean & dust free surfaces
-do apply apply floor polish over dry surfaces only
-do apply floor polish with a flat microfiber pad
-do apply floor polish over varnished surfaces
-do apply thin coats (1-3)
-don`t apply floor polish over waxed/oiled floors
-don`t over polish the floor (it will take days to dry)
-don`t polish over damp or water damaged areas (it will create a milky finish)
-don`t dilute the wood floor polish
-don`t apply new polish over old polishes or over dirty floors
There are a lot of complaints over the internet about Bona Wood Floor Polish creating a milky finish on dark floors. This can only happen if the process of polishing is not respected or if a gloss floor finish is applied over a matt pre-existing floor finish. We did sample work in our warehouse to find the reason for the milky finish and in 90% of the cases it happens when the floor surface is polished while still wet and moisture is trapped between the floor and the polish. This moisture has nowhere to go so it will not allow the polish to bond with the floor.
Another reason for a milky finish on the floor after polishing is from gloss floor polish being applied over a dark matt floor. This can create a shine on the floor in some areas and less shine on other areas. You need to bear in mind that wood material is a natural product and a floor is made from many pieces of wood. Some pieces of wood could absorb more polish while other areas could absorb less.