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Do It Right products are focused on providing you with the best knowledge on how to do home restoration just like a professional.

WOOD FLOORS: Here are some hints to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your floors. Proper care should help make them last a lifetime. Note: Do not use any Do it Right products on unsealed wood floors. To find out if your wood floor is sealed, place a small drop of water on the wood floor; if it beads, then it is sealed – if it soaks in and leaves a dark spot, then it is not.

FOR NEWER FLOORS
1. Clean Use Do it Right Balanced Floor Cleaner to remove dirt and debris from the floor. Rinse well with water so floor is completely free of all previous floor care products.
2. Apply Finish If foot traffic and wear and tear have taken the shine out of your newer floor, you can re-shine and protect your floor by using Do It Right Floor Restorer and Finish. This finish is long-lasting and can occasionally be spruced up with light touch-up applications.
3. Regular Maintenance Use Do It Right Balanced Floor Cleaner as often as needed to remove dirt and debris from the floor without reducing the shine of the finish and without rinsing or build-up.

FOR OLDER FLOORS
1. Heavy Deep Cleaning If your floors have lost their ‘new floor shine’ and you are unhappy with the appearance, you need to strip away all previous finish build-up and dirt with a high quality floors-tripping product. Rinse floor twice with clear water and allow to dry.
2. Apply Finish
Once the floor is properly cleaned, apply Do It Right Floor Restorer and Finish for a clear, high gloss, protective shine. This finish helps seal out dirt and makes future cleaning easier.
3. Regular Maintenance Use Do It Right Balanced Floor Cleaner as often as needed to remove dirt and debris from the floor without reducing the shine of the finish and without rinsing or build-up.

SOLVING FLOOR CARE PROBLEMS:

STREAKS IN FINISH
Problem: Dirty equipment used in applying finish.
Solution: Check all equipment and applicators to insure that all are completely clean prior to use.
Problem: Floor improperly cleaned.
Solution: Deep clean floor with a stronger solution of Do It Right Balanced Floor Cleaner. Then maintain a cleaning schedule using the Do It Right Balanced Floor Cleaner to remove dirt and debris without reducing the shine of the finish and without rinsing or build-up.
Problem: Insufficient drying time between coats.
Solution: Strip floor with a high quality floor-stripping product, pick up residue with mop. Rinse floor twice with clear water and allow to dry. Reapply finish.
Problem: Finish applied over factory finish on new tiles. (The finish applied at the factory can cause leveling or streaking problems in finishes applied over it.)
Solution: Strip floor thoroughly with a high quality floorstripping product to obtain complete removal of all factory finish. Rinse floor twice with clear water and allow to dry. Reapply finish.

INSUFFICIENT GLOSS
Problem: Floor not rinsed properly before applying finish.
Solution: Deep clean floor with a stronger solution of Do It Right Balanced Floor Cleaner. Rinse floor twice with clear water and allow to dry. Reapply finish. Note: On wood floors use water sparingly.
Problem: Not enough finish applied.
Solution: Clean floor thoroughly, rinse and allow to dry. Apply additional coats of finish. Maintain up to 4-6 coats of finish.
Problem: Sand or grit present on floor.
Solution: Install walk-off mats at entryways.

FINISH IS SCUFFING OR SCRATCHING
Problem: Excessive amount of finish present on floor.
Solution: Remove excess finish by scrubbing before recoating. No more than 4-6 coats of finish should be maintained.
Problem: Excessive dirt and grit present on floor.
Solution: Use mats at entries to trap soil. Dust mop floor frequently

FINISH IS POWDERING
Problem: Floor insufficiently cleaned.
Solution: Always check to ensure the floor is completely residue free before applying finish.
Problem: Floor temperature too low (cold) when finish applied.
Solution: Be aware of weather and temperature conditions when applying finish. Best application achieved at or near room temperature.
Problem: Factory finish not removed from new tiles prior to applying finish.
Solution: Strip floor thoroughly with a high quality floorstripping product. Rinse floor twice with clear water and allow to dry. Reapply finish.

FLOOR FINISH LOOKS DISCOLORED
Problem: Dirt in floor finish.
Solution: Strip floor thoroughly with a high quality floorstripping product to obtain complete removal of any finish. Rinse floor twice with clear water and allow to dry. Reapply finish. Periodic deep scrubbing of finish prior to recoating is recommended.
Problem: Incorrect concentration of cleaner being used in maintenance schedule.
Solution: Always follow label directions to ensure dilution for cleaner.
Problem: New cotton mop used to apply finish. Mop not cleaned to remove oil residue and sizing prior to applying finish.
Solution: Always clean new mops or applicators prior to applying floor finish. Mop or applicator should be thoroughly rinsed with clear water. Rayon mops or lambswool applicators are recommended for applying finish.
Problem: Dirt, sand and grit ground into finish.
Solution: Use mats and runners to entrap soil. Problem: Insufficient cleaning schedule. Solution: Clean the floor frequently, based on level of foot traffic.