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Supermarket & hospital floor maintenance program

March 22nd, 2019 | Charts & Guides

Maintenance Program for Supermarket & Hospital Floors

Vinyl & Linoleum: AP422 Instagloss
Equipment Required
  • Auto-scrubber
  • Rotary floor buffing machine (electric or battery)
  • Mops; buckets; dust catch mop; polish applicator and floor maintenance pads
  • Always keep the storeroom floor clean to reduce the amount of dirt tracked back onto the clean floor.
Stripping & Polish Application
  1. Dust mop the entire floor area
  2. Use Actichem’s AP400 Instastrip @ 1:4 in a mop and bucket. (Do not use AP404 Powerstrip)
  3. Liberally apply solution to floor area with a mop. Allow 5-10 minutes dwell time. Ensure that the solution does not dry on the floor during this time.
  4. Scrub with auto-scrubber or low speed buffer and black pads. Detail edges with edging tool.
  5. Apply clean water with auto-scrubber and pick up dirty solution with auto-scrubber or wet/dry vacuum. Rinse floor a second time using clean water and a clean mop to ensure that no residue is left behind.
  6. Buff the entire floor area with high-speed burnisher and follow up with dust catch mop.
  7. Once dry, apply three even coats of AP422 Instagloss. Coverage is approximately 50m2 per litre.
  8. Should the floor require additional finish, allow at least 24 hours drying/curing time, then wet clean the floor, buff lightly and mop entire floor area with dust catch mop before applying two further coats of AP422 Instagloss.
  9. After 2 weeks the floor can be cut back and re-coated. This will improve gloss and wear.
Daily Maintenance
  1. Dust mop entire floor area
  2. Scrub floor with auto-scrubber and a red floor maintenance pad. Use AP412 Instabuff Super as a spray buff, or AP662 Proneutro for general cleaning (1:200 in auto-scrubber).
  3. Trail clean rinse mop behind auto-scrubber.
  4. Buff floor with medium speed buffer/polisher.
  5. Dust mop floor.
Cutting back & Re-coating
  1. Dust mop entire floor area
  2. Scrub floor with auto-scrubber and a red floor maintenance pad. Use AP662 Proneutro (1:200 in
    auto-scrubber).
  3. Trail clean rinse mop behind auto-scrubber.
  4. Buff floor with medium speed buffer/polisher., followed by dust catch mop.
  5. Apply two coats of AP422 Instagloss
  6. Burnish second coat with light pad when touch dry.

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