Refinishing hardwood floors cleaning: We have all read the labels on the side of our wood floor finish and have seen the phrase "Surface needs to be clean and dust free before applying...". And simply just avoid it. Yes, I, myself have done this. So many pros and diy-ers overlook the importance of a clean and dust free hardwood surface, before applying their wood floor finish.
What happens afterwards? The unsightly result of a rough, textured look and feel of trapped dust and particles under our wood floor finish. The pain in your knees and shoulders just amplified. While your head boils with anger. And the thought of quitting seems a good idea at this point, compared to the extra work of trying to sand this imperfection down. Then you, think back how and where it went wrong. And realized, "Oh yeah" it was the sloppy cleaning. Yes, the sloppy cleaning.
If, you want to avoid being in this position. Then read on and learn how to properly clean and have a dust free surface before, applying your wood floor finish in three easy steps.
What is a Tampico brush?
Tampico Fiber is a soft to medium soft bristle:
Using a Tampico brush will help loosen and bring to surface any dust and particles embedded in gaps, crevices or textured surfaces. This tool is perfect for oak and reclaimed hardwood floors. Making your vacuum process more effective. You can manually brush the floor with a deck brush or use a buffer driver attachment. The brush does not scratch or damage your surface. Deck brushes can be purchased at your local home centers. A Malish tampico Driver disc for buffers can be purchased online. You will need to purchase the hubs for the disc seperately. Malish is the company that makes the popular Daimabrush tool.
Now, you just can't pick up any vacuum and just start cleaning. Make sure you have the correct attachments for your vacuum, it has the right ratings and you are using the proper cleaning technique.
Tacking, the final step before you apply your wood floor finish. Even if, you have vacuumed the floor with a vacuum with a 150 CFM rating. You will have very fine dust leftover. The only way to remove these tiny, fine particles is to tack it off with a microfiber mop.
Refinishing hardwood floors cleaning: Having the proper knowledge to clean and remove dust successfully. Will help you achieve a smooth wood floor finish and a happy ending to your wood floor refinishing project.