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7 Common Floor Polishing Mistakes That You Should Avoid

It's likely that you're like me and you like doing things the right way. This article is for those who want to polish their floors and get it done right!

We'll share with you 7 common mistakes that people make when they are polishing their floors. It's my hope that this will help guide your decisions so that your floor stays clean and beautiful for years to come!

Not using the right equipment

This is a big one! People often think that they can get away with using household items to polish their floors, but this can actually do more harm than good. Make sure you're using the right tools for the job - it will make all the difference in the end result.

Not spreading the cleaner evenly

The best way to polish your floor is to spread the cleaner evenly over the surface. If you don't, you could wind up with streaks or spots on your floor that are much harder to remove.

Using too much pressure

It's important not to use too much pressure when polishing your floors. This can cause damage to the surface and also wear down your equipment prematurely.

Leaving residue on surfaces

When you're finished polishing your floors, make sure to clean up any leftover residue. This will help keep your floor looking great for longer!

Not using a dust mop

When polishing a floor, a dust mop is essential. It helps remove the dirt and dust that can get caught in the polish. Not using one can lead to a lot of extra work down the road!

Not waiting long enough between coats

It's a good idea to wait for the previous coat of polish to dry before applying another one. If you don't, the coats will mix together and you'll end up with a mess on your hands!

Using the wrong type of polish

You can buy different types of floor polishes, and it's important to use the right one for your surface. Using the wrong type can lead to streaks or damage to your floor.

Applying floor polish to a wet surface

Don't apply floor polish to a wet surface! If you do, it will create streaks that are much harder to remove. Wait until your floor has dried before applying any polish at all.If you polish your wet  floor, you will have a permanent mess.

Walking on the wet floor polish

Don't walk on the wet floor polish! It's important to let it dry completely before walking on it - otherwise you could damage the surface.

Applying too much floor polish

Don't apply too much floor polish, or you could end up with a sticky mess on your hands! A little goes a long way, so be sparing with the polish. If you use excessive  amounts, it will be difficult to remove.


These are some of the most common mistakes that people make when polishing their floors. By avoiding these mistakes, you'll be able to achieve a beautiful and long-lasting finish! We hope this article has helped you prevent these mistakes in the future! For more tips and tricks, be sure to check out our other articles on floor care.

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