Floor Cleaning Tips – Spray Buffing a Floor

There’s an art to spray buffing a floor, you know?

We’ve put together a handy guide giving you some step by step tips on how to get the job done.

Read on to learn more about how to spray buff a floor.

Prior to spray buffing a floor, you will need the following equipment :

  • Floor Machine (200 to 600rpm) with pad drive board
  • Red floor pad
  • Spray Bottle and trigger
  • Mop bucket and Wringer
  • Clean mop and Handle
  • Buffable Floor Polish or Buffable floor cleaner
  • Wet Floor Signs


Spray buffing procedure

Once you have the correct equipment, follow these simple steps.

  1. Start by damp mopping or cleaning the area you wish to spray buff.
  2. Allow the floor to dry thoroughly.
  3. Next, mix the buffable floor polish or cleaner in the trigger sprayer.
  4. Then, apply a light mist in front of the floor machine, approximately 1 metre by 3 metres wide.
  5. Begin to buff the area using the floor machine working from right to left,then left to right in a pendulum motion. The first past will spread the cleaner fluid evenly across the floor. The second pass will start to produce a gloss.
  6. Once the area is dry, a third dry pass is needed to bring the floor back up to its original shine.
And there you have it; a guide to spray buffing a floor in just 6 simple steps.


Tips to remember:

  • Use as little spray as possible (just a mist of spray is sufficient).
  • Do not move the machine too fast; allow it time to work.
  • If the cleaner starts to build up on the pad, too much spray is being used.