- Don't Waste Time With The Wrong Tool
In case it wasn't clear, the proper equipment is needed for burnishing. Also, you can't just slap a burnishing pad on a buffer and call it a day, even though most burnishers look a lot like buffers.
We've already established that burnishers spin at high speeds (1,500-2,500 RPM). This increased rotational speed is what gives burnished floors their signature "wet look."
- Follow The Machine's Instructions.
Contrasted with the lateral motion required when using a buffer, burnishers require only forward and backward motion. Keeping this discussion broad, burnishers are also often simpler to use than buffers. The wheels of a burnisher allow you to adjust the pad's height, angle, and forward and reverse motion. The burnisher only needs to be pointed in a straight line, and the following pass can overlap the previous one by a small amount. You undoubtedly already know that buffers can quickly grow out of control if you aren't careful.
Before using a burnisher, you should always dust mop and wet mop the floor. However, before using a burnisher, it is usually necessary to use a buffer to remove surface scratches, scuffs, and stains. The burnisher spins at a dizzying rate, so you might be tempted to let it do some of the work for you. The burnisher is a fast method, although it does not involve much pressure. The burnisher spends the most of his or her time working lightly on the floor's top coat of finish.
The majority of a burnisher's efforts are focused on the surface layer, but not all. Depending on the pad you use, burnishers can perform a bit more intensive work. In order to achieve a high gloss without damaging the floor's polish, burnishers are typically used with the softest pads available. However, some coarser pads are made for high-velocity machinery. Burnishers can also be used as buffs, but switching to a coarser pad requires extra caution if you intend to use it for this purpose. Because of the burnisher's high rate of operation, it's simple to remove coatings.
Burnishing, in contrast to buffing, is typically carried out in a dry environment, however there are always exceptions to every rule. That means the burnishing procedure could produce some dust. Knowing this, you should keep a dust mop handy for periodic usage during the burnishing process. A dust-control burnisher is another alternative for reducing this undesirable byproduct.
Currently, you've just dragged a machine that's rotating at 1,500 RPM across the floor. Do I have it right that you've finished? Not at this time. Dust mops and wet mops (or scrubbers) should be used together for a last pass to remove all trace of dirt from the floor. When you can step back and take in the gleam, you know you're finished.
The use of a buffer or a burnisher in your floor cleaning regimen will greatly enhance the quality of the clean. Best practises for using a burnisher will help your floors seem better than before.