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READ MY BEST TIP! It will save you from being on hands and knees for days. Polish remover is only one of the tools needed...
on November 4, 2013
If you are reading this it is probably too late to save you from the UNENDING NIGHTMARE you will suffer after applying Bona high or low Gloss Polish to your wood floors (several times over in my case).
The first time I applied the Bona floor polish, I was in awe of how amazing my floors looked! After a while, I started seeing a cloudy looking coat that built up on my floors. After cleaning repeatedly (with vinegar and water, or floor cleaners) and thinking the polish must have worn off, I continued applying more polish to bring back the shine. Over 2 years I have used the Bona polish around 7 times, obviously I didn't realize the polish was causing the cloudy buildup.
It wasn't until recently when I started seeing smears and footprints, I realized the polish was to blame. Then my puppy peed on the floor behind my couch and somehow it became 'petrified in the polish,' like a mosquito in amber, freaky and disgusting! To remove the petrified pee pee I tried using my floor steamer but that only made it worse and turned the stain a white chalky color. That's when I hit bottom, and I knew I had to strip off all the polish and start over. I knew this would be a pain, but it's a lot worse than I imagined.
MY BEST TIP: Invest in a magical little floor polisher called the "GLOSS BOSS" mini, it's around $100 well spent! Simply attach the scrubber pads, (I suggest ordering several extras). Once the remover has been applied, I wait ten or 15 minutes, turn on the Gloss Boss and run it over the area for around 10 minutes. The Gloss Boss is a life saver, you can avoid being on hands and knees scrubbing for hours. The machine removes the old polish, leaving little gray clumps I wipe up with a cloth. When the polish is removed and I mop the area clean with warm water, there is one more step that really helps. Attach the microfiber pads (provided), spray some Bona hardwood floor CLEANER and run the machine over your area, leaving floors smooth and clean.
The final result is much better than before, but it's been expensive and very time consuming.
Moral of the story: NEVER USE BONA POLISH TO BEGIN WITH!!!!!!!!!