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Polishing Floors

PRODUCTS NEEDED: USE: USAGE:
SCI-TZ Terrazzo Polishing Powder™ Restores Polished Terrazzo floors As Needed
SCI-M2 Marble Polishing Powder™ Restores Polished Marble floors As Needed

 


 

POLISHING TERRAZZO FLOORS:
Product: SCI TZ Terrazzo Polishing Powder™

Polishing with an Automatic Scrubber:
  1. Dust mop the surface using a Dust Mop.
  2. Remove all topical coatings with STONE STRIPPER.
    (Solvent based coatings must be removed with a solvent based stripper.)
  3. Wet mop the stone surface using MARBALEX.
  4. Install a hogs hair or a white pad to the drive pad of the machine.
  5. Generously spray water to the floor surface not to exceed a 16 square foot area.
  6. Sprinkle an SCI POWDER on to the wet surface.
    *(Two tablespoon of powder per 16 square feet)
  7. Proceed forward and backward with the scrubber staying within the perimeter of the wet area.
  8. Use a squeegee to move the loose paste off of the work surface to see if the desired polish has developed. If it has not, push the paste back onto the work area.
  9. Continue the buffing motion until the desired polish appears.
    (DO NOT BUFF AREA FOR MORE THAN THREE MINUTES).
  10. Extract the paste with the scrubber vacuum.
  11. Rinse with MARBALEX to neutralize any residues.
  12. Buff with a clean and soft white polishing pad.
    *For heavily worn surfaces, HONEX HONING POWDER must be used to smooth the surface prior to using the polishing powder.
Polishing with a Manual 175 Low RPM Buffing Machine:
  1. Dust mop the surface using a Dust Mop.
  2. Remove all topical coatings with STONE STRIPPER.
    (Solvent based strippers must be removed with a solvent based stripper.)
  3. Wet mop the stone surface using MARBALEX.
  4. Install a soft white polishing pad to the drive pad of the machine.
  5. Generously spray water to the floor surface not to exceed a 16 square foot area.
  6. Sprinkle SCI POWDER on to the wet surface creating a loose paste.
    *(Two tablespoon of powder per 16 square feet.)
  7. Proceed by operating the machine in a left to right sideward pattern completing 4 to 6 passes per section. This will change the powder and water mixture into a loose paste. Stay within the perimeter of the wet area.
  8. After completing the initial passes, apply a fresh and dry white pad on to the machine and buff the paste directly into the surface.
    (DO NOT BUFF AN AREA FOR MORE THAN THREE MINUTES)
  9. As the haze begins to dry, spray more water to reduce the friction of the machine. Buff until the haze is completely gone.
  10. Rinse with MARBALEX to remove any remaining residue.
  11. Buff with a clean and soft white buffing pad.
    *For heavily worn surfaces, HONEX HONING POWDER must be used to smooth the surface prior to using the polishing powder.
    **For Polishing Granite Surfaces, Follow The Above Procedures Using An SCI Granite Powder with a hogs hair pad.*
POLISHING TERRAZZO TABLETOPS, VANITIES, WALLS, COLUMNS:
Product: SCI TZ Terrazzo Polishing Powder™
  1. Remove loose debris from the stone surface and spray clean with MARBAMIST®.
  2. Strip off any remaining topical coating.
  3. Cover all wall coverings and carpeted areas.
  4. Use a white felt pad on the hand machine or use a damp terry cloth towel when polishing by hand.
  5. Generously spray water to the floor's surface not to exceed a 16 square foot area.
  6. Spray water onto the surface
  7. Sprinkle SCI POWDER onto the water to create a paste.
  8. Begin buffing by hand in a circular motion for 30 seconds or use a hand machine at LOW RPM keeping the surface moist at all times.
  9. Remove the paste with a squeegee before it dries to see if the desired polish has appeared. If not, push the paste back onto the surface and begin polishing again until the polish occurs. (Buffing action may take thirty seconds to three minutes to create a shine or repair