Wood-Solv™ Step 1™ No-Sanding Prep Cleaner - 1 gallon

Wood-Solv™ Step 1™ No-Sanding Prep Cleaner Prepares Wood, Pergo®, Laminate, Cork, Parquet, Bamboo and Engineered Floors for Refi

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  • Wood-Solv 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.
  • Use this as your first step in revitalizing old, scratched interior polyurethane finished wood flooring, without the need to sand or screen the floor prior to refinishing.
  • The purpose of Wood-Solv 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.


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  • Wood-Solv™ Step 1™ No-Sanding Prep Cleaner

    from Bane-Clene® Corp.

    Wood-Solv Refinishing Products

    Wood-Solv Step 1 Prep Prepares Wood, Pergo®, Laminate, Cork, Parquet, Bamboo and Engineered Floors for Refinishing and Repair.

    Features and Benefits:

    • Use this as your first step in revitalizing old, scratched interior polyurethane finished wood flooring, without the need to sand or screen the floor prior to refinishing.
    • 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.

    Properties & Specifications:

    • Restrictions on Use: Keep out of reach of children. WARNING! EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT
    • Form: Clear, colorless liquid.
    • Odor: Solvent.
    • Use pH: 3-6.
    • Use Concentration: Undiluted.
    • Storage: Protect product from freezing. Keep container closed when not in use.
    • Coverage: Up to 800-1,000 per square feet.
    • Container Size: Single gallons.
    • Manufacturer: Legend Brands Chemspec.
    • Country of Manufacture: United States of America.
    • VOC content: ~12%.
    • Flammability: Flash Point > 201 °F.

    BRIEF Directions for Refinishing Wood and Laminate (Pergo type) Flooring:

    1. 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 Wood-Solv 10 inch Scrub Block Holder and Refill in the corners. Optionally, use screen-back discs to ensure good adhesion.
    2. Especially if working commercially, set out your caution signs.
    3. Cover A/C ducts and close windows!
    4. For best adhesion, surfaces must be clean, dry and free from wax, grease, oil, shellac, lacquer, mildew and polishes.
    5. Clean the floor using Wood-Solv Wood Floor Cleaner to remove any soil.
    6. Waxes must be removed with Wood-Solv no Sanding Prep; screening does not remove wax.
    7. 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
    8. Use a two-person crew: Easier to move furniture - one crew-member uses scrubber while the other edges and damp mops.
    9. Step One No-Sanding Prep Chemically “softens” the existing finish.
    10. 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.
    11. Pour the entire contents of the Wood-Solv no Sanding Prep into a mop bucket
    12. 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.
    13. Begin by working around the edges, lightly pouring Step One directly onto the floor.
    14. Apply Step 1 with the Wood Floor no-lint Mop or with a Spray 1™ or a Multi-Sprayer®.
    15. 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.
    16. As one employee uses scrubber, the second employee is pouring Step One onto the floor in the next area to be scrubbed.
    17. Black or blue pad then red pad on laminates in good condition. Pad should be same size or smaller than machine.
    18. Also, the second employee is using the lint free mop, to mop up the excess Step One after scrubbing.
    19. Thoroughly rinse the floor using a damp rinse mop and fresh cold water.
    20. 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.
    21. After Step One has been applied and removed from the entire floor, use the fan to accelerate drying.
    22. Floor is now ready for Step 2 (repairs with putty, fill sticks and grain pencils).
    23. Note: Step One is pH neutral. It will not turn bare wood black. Competitive product can turn the bare wood black.
    24. NOTE: Some floors may require the use of screen back discs for better abrasion.
    25. Allow floor to dry to the touch (approximately 30 minutes) before repairing gouges, scratches, and missing grain with putty, fill sticks and grain pencils.
    26. NOTE: Much more detailed information is available on the training video, in the training manual and in the training class.

    Related Wood Care and Restoration Information and Articles:

    Related Wood Care and Restoration Videos:


    Click the “Usage & Tips” tab above for article titled “Wood Floor Care for Professionals”.


    VIDEO: How to Prepare Wood Floor before Refinishing with Wood-Solv™ Wood Floor Finish

    Neutral pH No-Sanding Prep begins the process of building a beautiful new finish by chemically cleaning and abrading effectively without blackening the floor. This video is excepted from a hands-on wood restoration class conducted at the Bane-Clene training center in Indianapolis.

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    Wood-Solv to Build Your ProfitsWood Floor Care for Professionals

    Increase sales from the growing trend of hardwood floors with the Wood-Solv Restoration System.
    Rejuvenate wood floors without sanding.

    • To your customers, it’s a damaged floor.
    • To you, it’s easy money & as always with Bane-Clene there are NO FRANCHISE FEES!
    • From Bane-Clene and Wood-Solv formerly Rx for Wood Floors

    Wood-Solv - Build Your Profits from Scratch

    Now carpet pros can gain incremental sales from the growing trend of residential hardwood floors without having to give up a bunch of your profits to franchise fees. New Wood-Solv wood floor care and repair system features award-winning NO-SANDING technology that’s simple to use and fast drying. It is a turnkey system that includes training, selling materials and a broad product line. You could earn anywhere from $200 to $400 per room. It’s as easy as picking money up off the floor!

    Presently, there are more than 20 million homes across the nation with exposed wood floors and two out of three of these homes have some form of damage on their wood floors. Wood-Solv enables professional carpet cleaning companies to grow their customer base by 20 percent by offering wood floor professional refinishing and wood floor care with no mess and minimal disruption. With profit margins as high as $400 per room, you can certainly hear the sound of opportunity knocking on wood.

    The Wood-Solv line provides professional carpet cleaning professionals a key business opportunity to expand their businesses to include the restoration and care of hard wood floors.

    The system is a three-step process that requires no sanding. The traditional method of refinishing entails sanding, which creates a lot of dust and inconvenience for homeowners.

    The Wood-Solv program uses formulas that chemically abrade and refinish the wood topcoat, requiring no sanding. Instead, the technician employs low-speed a (175 rpm) buffer and medium-grade buffing pad.

    In the wood floor care and repair training class, you are taught ways to repair the wood floor using the putty, wood grain pencils, to repair any damaged wood grain, and fill sticks to match nearly every shade of wood floor, making repairs nearly unnoticeable to the homeowner.

    The putty dries in about a half hour and dries harder and faster than traditional wood putties.

    When repairs are complete, Step 3, the catalyzed urethane wood floor top coat finish, is applied, making the repair even more invisible to the eye, so you make scratches almost undetectable to the homeowner.

    In addition, the process is fast. According to the standard of a 15X15-ft. room using a two-person team, a wood restoration job can be completed in about four hours, assuming there are no repairs to be made.

    It takes a half hour for step one repairs; step two can vary in time, depending on the extent of required repairs; a half hour for step three, which dries in 75 minutes, and a half hour for application of the second wood finish coat, followed by another 75 minutes to dry.

    The wood top coat is twice as durable as conventional wood finishes and does not yellow as it ages. Additionally, the chemicals produce no hazardous fumes, so there is no need for special ventilation during application.

    On average, the Wood-Solv finish is expected to last as well as or better than other residential top coats. The industry standard for the life of a top coating is three to five years.

    We are trying to give professional carpet cleaners the tools and products to really satisfy the homeowner. In doing so, we hope to enhance the relationship between the carpet cleaner and the consumer and provide an add-on sale.

    The Wood-Solv program provides participating companies with the product training and sales and marketing support they need to rapidly get their wood floor care & refinishing service up and running and generating revenue.

    Image of Before and After Refinishing Wood Floor

    The program includes:

    1. Comprehensive, hands-on product wood floor care & repair training classes for carpet cleaning professionals.
    2. Wood Floor Care product training information via DVD’s.
    3. A toll-free hotline for ongoing technical support.
    4. Extensive sales and marketing assistance including advertising support and product brochures.
    5. Training classes in Indianapolis.

    Selling the Wood Floor Refinishing Job:

    If you are already cleaning the carpets for a customer, you’ve passed the first hurdle to selling a Wood-Solv job: you’re in the home or office of the customer and have established a relationship with them. Congratulations.

    While you’re on the premises, make a visual evaluation of any wood flooring that you can see. Are there worn areas? Scuffs, scratches or dings? If you can see any signs of wear, you have a way to open up the discussion of rejuvenating their wood floor, before it gets to where it has to be sanded, and at a substantial savings versus sanding and refinishing.

    The person making the decision will base their decision on their trust in you and the benefits that the Wood-Solv system has to offer them. When you open the discussion of the wear and tear on their wood floors, remember to sell on the benefits of the Wood-Solv system and their trust in YOU:

    Minimal disruption and mess - the system takes less than one day to complete without messy sanding, and in 8 hours they can go lightly on their wood floors. In 24 hours, the wood floor is fully rejuvenated! A contractor would need almost a week to clean, sand, finish and clean up. And, the dust from the sanding would be throughout the house!

    Professional Results - high quality products from RPM’s Wood Finishes Group, a leader in wood coatings. The Wood-Solv finish is more durable than competitive finishes, with 5 times the solids.

    Savings versus Contract Sand and Finish - a contractor would charge anywhere from $2 - $8 per square foot to complete the same project. It depends on the market. So, Wood-Solv is an economical alternative to waiting for the floors to deteriorate to the point of sanding and refinishing.

    And finally, would that customer trust a contractor she might use once in a lifetime versus you, her trusted carpet cleaning professional?

    The Wood Floor Care Training Program:

    Wood Training Class

    Wood refinishing training classWith the wood floor care & repair training program and the training manual, you will learn to restore and rejuvenate a wood floor without sanding. In the hands-on training class conducted in Indianapolis, you will learn:

    • How to review and evaluate wood flooring damage.
    • What wood floor damage can be repaired, and what cannot.
    • What wood floor conditions to avoid.
    • How to complete minor floor repairs on wood and Pergo floors.
    • How to properly use the Wood-Solv system.
    • How to introduce and sell Wood-Solv Floors.
    • How to price out a wood floor opportunity.

    The Five Easy Steps:

    1. Evaluate the wood floor
    2. Room & Floor Preparation
    3. Use Wood-Solv No-Sanding Prep
    4. Complete necessary repairs with fill sticks and repair putty
    5. Lock down the top coat with Wood-Solv Finish

    Orange GloRemoval of residues from products like Orange Glo®, Murphys® Oil Soap, Holloway House® and Mop & Glo®:

    If you do a search on the web, you’ll find thousands of complaints about a white, hazy, cloudy film on hardwood and laminate floors after using these products, especially Orange Glo, with most consumers extremely angry about what the products have done to their floors - resulting in oily, streaking, dirt-attracting residues. Of course, this is sometimes due to overuse of the products, but most of the consumers say they used the products according to label directions.

    Many consumers have found that using diluted Windex® Concentrate at 1:3 with water and “elbow grease” will cut through and remove the film. Some professionals have found that using Windex Concentrate diluted 1:3 with water and a red pad on a buffer will easily cut through the film, followed by a clear water rinse. Of course, minimal water should be used and water should never be used on a bare floor. If this is a wood floor, to be on the safe side, we suggest that you then screen the floor followed by thorough vacuuming and using a tack rag to ensure the complete removal of any dust.

    Directions from Orange Glo’s customer service line:

    1. Mix 1/2 cup of ammonia with 1 gallon of warm water.
    2. Apply solution to floor with mop in inconspicuous place first to test.
    3. Once you determine it’s okay to use on your floors - apply to floor and let stand for 5 minutes.
    4. Wipe up the solution with a clean soft cloth.
    5. Wipe with circular motion if there is more of a build up.
    6. According to how much build up you have...you might have to repeat the process until it’s all off.

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    VIDEO: Restore Your Wood Floors with Wood-Solv™ from Bane-Clene

    Make worn, damaged wood floors look like new again with the Wood-Solv™ SANDLESS Wood Floor Restoration System.

    Use Concentration:Undiluted
    Coverage:Up to 800-1,000 ft2/gal.
    Use pH:3-6