Refinisher warned me never to use Bona polish. The feel is really really smooth, and feels like wood. Are you the only one who cleans the floor? I already told you how to try to tremove the Bona buildup, if that is what it is. No floor is complete, unless its Bona complete. If the floor looks dull, scratched or shows other signs of wear, follow these steps to restore the beauty of the floor.1. The "look" of the floor AFTER it has been cleaned is what is bothersome to people. Even a clear coat tends to slightly darken the appearance of wood once it dries. The WRONG one is the POLISH. your floors. With both brands, customers either love the results or claim that the product ruined their floors. The company that sold me my floor recommended Bona. I know I can't use that regularly, but it worked for me. If the culprit is too much water and cleaning, then the only cure for a water damaged finsh is sanding and refinishing. Absolutely none! Regular cleaning is the key to keeping your wooden floors at its best. Our red oak floors had a satin poly finish applied on site I've obly ever used Bona to clean them I hate the cloudy gray cast on them, but am afraid to use ammonia to see if it will come off any thoughts? And hard on my feet. Simply spray and wipe the floor clean. I have never understood the need for cleaning products on wood floors? Once a month is about standard. The finishers used the WOCA cleaner beforehand as suggested to prep the wood pre-lye. Process: Floor is sanded down to the bare wood. Dampen a cloth, not the floor. ProSource Memphis what do you recommend we use then with satin finish poly? And it never needs to be ''washed''. Excessively soiled pads may be laundered. I just spent the last 8 hours removing the filmy buildup that Bona left on my kitchen hardwood floor. Houzz Call: What Have You Salvaged for Home Use? They’re beautiful, shiny, and rich in hue and character. 1c ammonia per gallon of water. Bona also makes a tile floor cleaner and I used it as directed on one of our bathroom tiled floors, and it also left a really dull film on our beautiful tile. If there is buidup, that will remove it and he haze will be gone. Simply spray and wipe, the streak free formulation dries almost instantly. This helps our clients make up their minds before doing the whole floor. I would have a good look at the bottle you have purchased. You would think you would use a crystal clear coat for that, but no. It is easy and safe to use and leaves no dulling residue. While their finishes can act like a sealer, using a sealer gives more depth and an extra build layer. It cost me six dollars and eighty-eight cents for a two-pack. But dusting is pretty much like vacuuming. Review updat 8-2020. Above is 1920s pine floor that was originally finished with the basic pumpkin colored finish (below) when we bought the place. 3. The rotating head makes cleaning easy and lets you reach under and around furniture. Bona Wood Floor Cleaner Spray is a specially formulated, pH-neutral cleaning solution for removing stubborn marks and stains from varnished and oiled floors, including those finished with products from the Bona Wood Varnishes and Bona Wood Oil ranges. These are ALL polishes and should be avoided like the plague. From what I understand, the lye can continue to process and lighten over the next month or so, and with light/sun-but I am no expert. Hear about her experience with our Bona Certified Craftsman. It's a TOTAL mess, it makes me sick. I have used bona cleaner in the past on my site finished satin poly red oak floors, and didn’t notice a haze. The Lye really lightened up the tone and also brought out the contrast in the grain, which I like. You can contact Bona or purchase their floor stripper on line. If you you know you are doing something we offer on floor samples (3x3) in many combinations and finishes. 1. Matte floors look "hazy" and "show foot prints or oily paw prints". Dampen a Bona Cleaning Pad with Bona Oil Refresher.Spray Bona Oil Refresher onto the floor and distribute with the pad. How often do you wash the mop covers? That said, I use HDX Wood Floor Cleaner from Home Depot and a damp mop - there is never a haze left on the floor. Let dry for at least 2 hours. I have extensive experience with both processes that you are considering for new wood. https://ca.bona.com/.../Bona--Premium-Spray-Mop-for-Hardwood-Floors.html I have been using Bona on my engineered hardwood floors for almost five years. How can I remove this? but my floor is not as shiny as I’d like it to be.". Don't use Bona it is over-hyped. The Bona Ultimate Hardwood Floor Care Kit includes everything you need to dust, clean and polish your hardwood floors. The floors do not look clean, are not clean and show every footmark. A DIY system for premium results Bona Home takes DIY to the next level. It could be the satin poly. With its headquarters in Sweden, Bona is now present in more than 90 different countries all over the world through subsidiaries and distributors. Now I usually just use water and vinegar and dry it after I do a small section. Either way, try the Windex first. I am going to call them and tell them that it damages the floor. With Bona’s Floor Care system, made especially for wooden floors, you just spray the floor and wipe it clean, easy and safe!By following our step-by-step instructions on preventive care measures and daily floor care, your floor will retain its beauty for years to come. Bona is an international world leading company producing and selling total solutions for hardwood floors. Apply Bona Wood Floor Polish or Refresher with a Bona Applicator Pad. That's WAAAAYYY too often! Use every 1-4 months, depending on traffic, to keep floors revitalized and looking their best. This week, we bought the Bona hardwood floor CLEANER (not polish) and mop with 16" floor pad, and did the entire house (wood floor) with it, going exactly by instructions. Well, the floors lost their luster over the past couple years and I did something dumb, I used Mop n Glo, but wait, it gets worse, I also used Rejunvenate. Bona leaves a film after a while. You will have to change the water frequently and use several cloths. Yours in Floors Zach Liske Floor Huggers. Bona has TWO products. I’m thinking about hardwoods for part of my home, so I’m now seeing all these cleaning concerns. If not, the only thing I can think of is that something else is contaminating your floor and the Bona cleaner is spreading it around. Only used it once and never again. Rugs and mats can be more than just accents; they can provide much needed protection and comfort for wood floors. One way to create harmony with wood floors is by using area rugs. Bona recommends using a sealer under their wood floor finishes. Hardwood floor polish renews and refreshes the finish that protects your hardwood floor. I have found that original Windex actually took the film off. Give it an hour before you walk on it, and 24 hours before allowing heavy traffic to resume. Learning how to clean wood floors is essential for protecting and maintaining your beautiful investment. Your sweeping and water-damp mopping is all that is needed. Ammonia will not remove a *properly applied* polyurethane coating. As in "the appearance of". The Bona Power Scrubber System is designed to remove the toughest dirt and grime, including scuff marks. Varnished, painted, hardwaxed or oiled surfaces. The reason I recommend on site finishing is for maintenance. If you are using water at all on the floors, you've probably already damage them and it could be that water damage that is lifting the finish and causing a hazy appearance. It ended up being just what I wanted. The 'right' one is the cleaner. The 'LOOK' of clean is the "issue" most people have. Do you have any area rugs that you don't clean under or areas/rooms that don't get cleaned with the Bona cleaner? Soak up liquid spills immediately as excessive use of water can cause permanent stains. Wood floors are the crowning glory of any home. Wood flooring in high water areas really boils down to dedication in keeping the floor dry. White or almost-white floors look "dirty" or show every speck that hits the floor. I think everyone commenting needs to keep in mind that the darker floors are going to show more. You seem to have all the answers so I’m asking how do I get my floors to shine now without polish. Please post photos. 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