Wood-Solv™ Step 1™
No-Sanding Prep Cleaner Prepares
Wood, Pergo®, Laminate, Cork, Parquet, Bamboo and Engineered Floors
for Refinishing and Repair
Neutral pH No-Sanding Prep begins the process of building a beautiful new finish on a wood floor by chemically cleaning and abrading effectively without blackening the floor.
The purpose of Step 1 No-Sanding Prep is to slightly roughen and etch the surface of the old floor finish so that the final protective coat in Step 3 Wood-Solv Wood Floor Finish has something to grip.
Prepare the floor by chemically and mechanically abrading the floor surface by using both the No-Sanding Prep solution and a blue pad on the rotary floor machine and the Scotch Brite® pad and block in the corners. Optionally, use screen-back discs to ensure good adhesion.
Brief Directions for Refinishing Wood and Laminate (Pergo®) Flooring:
- For best adhesion, surfaces must be clean, dry and free from wax, grease, oil, shellac, lacquer, mildew and polishes.
- Clean the floor using Wood-Solv Wood Floor Cleaner.
- Waxes must be removed with Wood-Solv no Sanding Prep; sanding does not remove wax.
- If the wood floor is more than 30 years old, check for wax finish using denatured alcohol in an inconspicuous area of the floor. Place a small amount of denatured alcohol on a clean white cotton cloth and vigorously rub a small area of the floor looking for wax transfer to the cloth. If the sheen is removed, the floor is a wax finish and not designed for the Wood-Solv Wood Floor Finish System. Denatured alcohol is available in all paint stores; Caution, denatured alcohol is highly flammable-read manufacturers label directions before use
- Especially if working commercially, set out your caution signs.
- Use a two-person crew: Easier to move furniture - one crew-member uses scrubber while the other edges and damp mops.
- Step One No-Sanding Prep Chemically "softens" the existing finish.
- The 150 RPM scrubber should be used with a scrubbing pad to evenly work Step 1 into the surface. A red pad is normally used, but the more aggressive blue pad is required for engineered floors and aluminum-oxide coated laminates such as Pergo®.
- Pour the entire contents of the Wood-Solv no Sanding Prep into a mop bucket
- Prepare the floor by chemically and mechanically abrading the floor surface by using both the No-Sanding Prep solution and a red or blue floor pad on the rotary floor machine and the Scrub Block in the corners.
- Begin by working around the edges, lightly pouring Step One directly onto the floor.
- Apply Step 1 with the Wood Floor no-lint Mop or with a Spray 1™ or a Multi-Sprayer®.
- Lightly pour Step One onto the floor to scrub a 4 foot x 4 foot area. Begin at the farthest point from the planned exit area and work your way to the exit.
- As one employee uses scrubber, the second employee is pouring Step One onto the floor in the next area to be scrubbed.
- Black or blue pad then red pad on laminates in good condition. Pad should be same size or smaller than machine.
- Also, the second employee is using the lint free mop, to mop up the excess Step One after scrubbing.
- Thoroughly rinse the floor using a damp rinse mop and fresh cold water.
- Repeat the process until the entire floor to be finished has been prepped.
- Do not allow the floor to dry before rinsing with cold water as any residual Step 1 No Sanding Prep will affect the new finish coat causing ‘whitening’ of the finish and unevenness and ‘ridging’ where the old finish was not removed.
- After Step One has been applied and removed from the entire floor, use the fan to accelerate drying.
- Floor is now ready for Step 2 (repairs with putty, fill sticks and grain pencils).
- Note: Step One is pH neutral. It will not turn bare wood black. Competitive product can turn the bare wood black.
- Cover A/C ducts and close windows!
- NOTE: Some floors may require the use of screen back discs for better abrasion.
- Allow floor to dry to the touch (approximately 30 minutes) before repairing gouges, scratches, and missing grain with the putty, fill sticks and grain pencils.
- WARNING! EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT
- NOTE: Much more detailed information is available on the training video, in the training manual and in the training class.
Use Concentration: Undiluted.
Coverage: Up to 800-1,000 ft2/gal.
Use pH: 3 - 6
Protect from Freezing!
Wood and Laminate Refinishing and Repair Products:
Wood Floor Repair and Refinishing Articles and Information:
Material Safety Data Sheet on Step 1 No-Sanding Prep.
Wood-Solv Step 1 Non-Sanding Prep Order Form: