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Timothyscarpet

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I've had 2 jobs recently, 1 hardwood 1 laminate, for hardwood I used Zep pH perfect with a red pad and bonnet, worked ok but the red pad was leaving a film behind. The laminate same cleaner with red pad and upon drying there was a haze, I hit it with a Terry cloth and there was still a dirty residue left behind. White pad dry seemed to help the look but how can I clean these more effective? 1 pass clean an option?
 

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Use squeeky hard floor cleaner, works much better and leaves no residue
 

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Also you need to damp mop up the residue after you scrub.
I use a microfiber flat mop system
 
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Timothyscarpet

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Also you need to damp mop up the residue after you scrub.
I use a microfiber flat mop system
How much rtu product down on the floor are we talking? Should I be Mopping up left overs or using a little amount and then mopping the dryed floor? I know on the laminate it can't be too wet, I've basically been throwing down a mist, buffing and letting it dry down. That's when I'm seeing the film.
 

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How much rtu product down on the floor are we talking? Should I be Mopping up left overs or using a little amount and then mopping the dryed floor? I know on the laminate it can't be too wet, I've basically been throwing down a mist, buffing and letting it dry down. That's when I'm seeing the film.
Mist the floor with diluted product in small areas.
It has alcohol in it so it evaporates if you leave it too long.

Scrub with 175 red pad.
Use clean, damp flat mops to pick up soiled residue.
Buff with 175 white pad.

Have plenty of clean mops and change them frequently.
Rinse and reuse as needed.

Goes pretty quick once you get a system going.

I just buff it at the end, room by room so you don't have to keep swapping 175 pads, or drag the 175 back to a room you did.
 
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I've had 2 jobs recently, 1 hardwood 1 laminate, for hardwood I used Zep pH perfect with a red pad and bonnet, worked ok but the red pad was leaving a film behind. The laminate same cleaner with red pad and upon drying there was a haze, I hit it with a Terry cloth and there was still a dirty residue left behind. White pad dry seemed to help the look but how can I clean these more effective? 1 pass clean an option?
Your logo is interesting.
 
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