Waxing Your Concrete Floors.
Top Shield, High Traffic water base acrylic liquid wax is designed to be applied in thin film coats. (1-2 wet mils.)
Use a lamb's wool applicator, synthetic wax applicator or sponge mop to apply.
Dip your applicator, then wipe off excess using a paint pan.
Apply in thin even coats in one direction. Work out pinholes and puddles.
Allow to dry 1 hour between coats.
We recommend 2 thin coats for the first application, and then single coats as needed for maintenance.
Clean up your applicator with warm water.
Allow to dry overnight before foot traffic.
Usually lasts several months before showing scuffing or dulling, but when it does start to scuff or dull, just clean, allow to dry, and reapply a fresh coat of Top Shield Wax.
Tip. You never need to use a buffing machine with this wax. Although it is designed so that you can use a machine if you like.
Tip. If staining an extremely smooth concrete slab, you still should seal it before waxing.
Tip. Standing water for an extended period of time can cause the wax to look cloudy. Allowing the area to dry out will let the wax go back to it's clear and glossy look on it's own.
Tip. Although the wax is U.V. resistant, it will not hold up to chemicals, such as gas, oil drips, paint thinners, or heavy cleansers like amonia. That is why we recommend the wax for indoors only. However, if using it, say on a covered patio, it would likely be fine.
Tip. We do not recommend using grip additive in the sealer when you intend to wax the surface, because the sandpaper type texture of the grip makes it difficult to apply the wax evenly. Though it can be done, it becomes more tediuos.