and Buffing With Aztec Products
Propane Burnishing and Buffing: Innovations
in the Field of Floor Care.
Dry Burnishing. Spray Buffing. Both revolve around rotary
buffing for restoration or repair of the polished surface
of a floor.
Dry burnishing and spray buffing differ from
each other through the use of a medium and the speed of
a pad rotation. Dry burnishing is performed on dry floors
at rpm’s of 1000 to over 2000. Spray buffing on the
other hand is performed with a liquid medium such as a cleanser
at rpm’s of 175 to 1000.
Increase Floor Coverage Rates with
Dry burnishing is accomplished through the use of a high
pad speed and a larger floor machine. The result is dramatically
increased floor coverage rates. An operator can burnish
25,000 square feet of floor surface in an hour—a considerable
improvement over the 1,000, 2,000, or 10,000 square feet,
that could be covered in the same time with the low-, medium-,
or high-speed spray buffing machines.
For operators who must polish large areas
of floor space such as those found in supermarkets or department
stores, burnishing will require less than time than spray
Burnishing Achieves the "Wet
Shine" of New Polish
Dry burnishing operates at high rpm’s and therefore
conducts a greater amount of abrasive energy through the
floor pad. The pad strips away worn top layers of floor
polish while smoothing (burnishing) the underlying layer
to a very glossy surface. The result is a highly polished
layer that has the shining "wet" appearance of
recently-applied floor polish.
Restore the Appearance of Base Polish
With Spray Buffing
The purpose of dry burnishing is to polish but not necessarily
to clean. High speed burnishing cleans the appearance of
a floor by removing the top layers of soiled or worn polish.
To create a clean, glossy surface, spray buffing combines
a liquid medium such as a cleanser with fewer rotations
per minute. Spray buffing decreases the loss of polish by
replenishing floors with a rejuvenator.
Extend the Base Polish’s Life
With Spray Buffing
Burnishing is hard on a polish; the base coat can be worn
away rapidly. In addition, most floor surfaces underneath
the polish are somewhat irregular. If a floor machine operator
is not careful, the polish may be completely worn away on
the higher points of the floor. Unpolished portions of a
floor are unprotected and vulnerable to damage from traffic.
Furthermore, the machine operator is usually unaware of
the removal of the base coat of polish because the exposure
of floor is difficult to detect. In such cases, a maintenance
team may find itself buffing the unprotected floor tile,
which can cause serious damage.
When the polish has worn off in this fashion,
maintenance professionals must strip and refinish the entire
floor. By contrast, spray buffing is a much less abrasive
procedure and removes less polish from the floor. While
both dry burnishing and spray buffing are excellent ways
to achieve floors that look as though they are newly laid,
dry burnishing may require operators to adhere a stricter
Regardless of the method, Aztec propane buffers
and burnishers will be your most economical solution when
productivity, efficiency, and reliability are considered.