New Year – New Flooring Goals

It’s a new year but instead of making Resolutions I prefer to set Goals 

So, if you’re anything like me and one of your goals for the new year is to declutter your closets and clean or refinish your floors and if so, then this post is for you.

I completely decluttered my closet and was able to donate a large bag of clothing and other household items to a local shelter but unfortunately, the floor cleaning project didn’t turn out exactly as planned – as a matter of fact it was a major FAIL!  

That’s right, after dusting and vacuuming my floors I applied a popular floor polish, whose name will not be mentioned, onto my beautiful hardwood floors and the results weren’t what I wanted!  The floors looked hazy and streaky and I couldn’t get them clean using my regular wood cleaner – it was a disaster.

When a cleaning fail occurs, the first thing most of us will do, including myself, is to go online to Google to search for a solution or head over to TikTok looking for a Hack.  However, before I did that, I remembered reading a previous blog post on the 1877FloorGuy website and there were several cleaning products that were suppose to help in all types of floor cleaning situations.

While checking the site, I found the Basic Coatings Dissolver that would remove hard-to-remove polishes from hardwood flooring and that’s exactly what I ordered.

According to the specs, Basic Coatings Dissolver is used to get rid of hard-to-remove floor polishes from hardwood flooring. Some floor coating products, such as O Glo, claim to add shine to your floor but instead they leave residue that makes your floor look bad. Basic Coatings Dissolver will remove the residue that streaks and marks your floor, returning it to the original factory finish and that’s exactly what I needed. 

You can also use Dissolver in tandem with Basic Squeaky Cleaner to remove unwanted floor polish and neutralize the floor for clean, brilliant results. This low foaming, low odor Basic Coatings Dissolver efficiently removes acrylic-based floor polishes and finishes. 

Basic Coatings Hardwood Floor Dissolver can be used on commercial or residential urethane coated wood floors. 

However, before using Basic Coatings Dissolver to strip polish, make sure to read the Tech Data Sheet to ensure you are following the directions and recommendations for using this product.

I used the Basic Coatings Dissolver in addition to the Basic Coatings Hardwood Floor Refinisher which is optional, however, I wanted to add a gloss to my floors and the results made me very very happy.   

Note the Basic Coatings Dissolver can be used on Commercial and Residential flooring for acrylic finish removal. Large commercial floor jobs may want to use a floor scrub machine for agitating Dissolver solution and for final cleaning with squeaky hardwood floor cleaner. 

So how are you doing with your new year goals – hopefully you are on target and getting excellent results, leave me a comment if you tried this product or any others from 1877FloorGuy?

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