A Guide To DIY Floor Polishing Using A Floor Polishing Machine

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Some people choose to handle every aspect of home cleaning themselves because they cherish their privacy. They would rather buy or rent a floor polishing machine, buy any additional supplies, and polish the floor themselves. They would prefer to know the right process even if they engage specialists who offer floor polishing services. In order to assist homeowners who choose DIY marble polishing or professional marble floor polishing, this article includes comprehensive information on floor polishing in Singapore.


Clear All Furniture


First, clean the space where the floor will be polished. This is a crucial step that professionals take during each marble polishing process. For this, the area needs to be cleaned to get rid of the visible dirt and trash. If there is not enough room for the machine, relocate any furniture or other items that are on the floor to avoid damaging them when polishing. The remaining furnishings and items can be moved to another room in the house. It is also a good idea to block off the area with a rope so that family members do not go in and stop the floor from being polished, especially if the coating has not yet dried.


Prepare Your Machine 

For burnishing or polishing the floor, the machine features a detachable pad. One of the benefits to using a floor polishing machine during DIY floor polishing is it can make your job easier when trying to restore the gloss of the floor. The user should inspect the buffing pad if it is already attached and replace it if it is dusty or worn out. Based on the state of the floor, choose the appropriate burnishing pad. Although it might remove a greater layer of material from the floor, a harder burnishing pad may be necessary if there are deep buffing traces. Once the burnishing pad has been chosen, the polishing machine should be fixed with it. The burnishing pad is often fastened to the centre of the polishing machine with a screw.


Prepare Your Polishing Agent 


Applying either a floor restoration solution or polishing cream to the floor depends on the type of polishing machine being used. The floor restoring solution can be poured or mopped onto the floor, lubricating the burnishing pad of the polishing machine while the floor is polished to ensure smooth movement. Additionally, this solution smooths out any little blemishes or scrapes on the floor. It is advisable to read the directions because in some situations the polishing solution needs to harden before polishing the floor. When using a polishing cream, it is important to apply it evenly around the floor with the polisher for a shiny finish. If you want to know more about the solutions, you may refer to this guide about what products you should use for DIY marble polishing


Prepare Your Floor 

Just like the steps on how to DIY parquet polishing, the homeowner should do preparation activities like vacuuming and solvent cleaning. In this case, the user should first make sure the electric power cord is long enough for him to easily reach all areas of the room because the floor polisher requires an electric power source. It is best to begin polishing from the part that is farthest from the room’s entrance so that the entire space can be properly coated. This will also prevent anyone from unintentionally stepping on the floor while the coating is still wet, which could harm the floor. Then, apply the cream or restoring fluid to the floor prior to polishing, either directly or with a burnishing pad.


Turn On The Machine 

It is essential to look into the instructions for the machine before starting it and to adjust the speed and other settings according to the condition of the marble floor. One of the reasons why DIY marble polishing may not be effective is because of using incorrect speed settings. Higher speeds will be necessary if there are deep scuff marks on the surface of the floor. It is advised to start using the floor polisher at a slower pace until the user is familiar with it. After deciding on the polisher’s settings, the machine should be turned on by pressing the appropriate button. 


Start Polishing Your Floor 


Most floor polisher models often float over the floor while they buff and shine it. The head of the machine may occasionally dig into the floor if it is being used to remove scuff marks. After the floor polishing cream or liquid has been applied to the floor, the floor polisher is moved over the floor in a forward and backward motion until it shines. The user should first polish a little area till it shines, and as he gains confidence, he can polish the rest of the surface. The floor might not always shine even after you have polished it for a while. In these situations, it is advisable to examine the pad of the polishing machine for damage. Failure to do so is a mistake to avoid when doing DIY marble polishing. It is preferable to switch to a new polishing pad if it is too dirty or covered with debris. Otherwise, flip it over. The portions that are polished should overlap while doing so for a shiny finish.


Examine Your Floors and Machine 

It is recommended to inspect the room to make sure that no section is left unpolished after the floor polisher has covered the entire area. Similar to one of the steps in DIY marble floor polishing,  using a dust mop to collect any dust should be done. A wet mop can be used to finish the job. Less dust will be produced if the floor polisher has a dust control feature. The used burnishing pads should be cleaned and soaked in water to eliminate the dust before reusing them. After polishing is finished, it is also a good idea to wipe the floor polisher to get rid of any dust and debris. To eliminate the bacteria and other harmful microbes, a disinfectant spray can be used.


Engage DW Floor Polishing For Quality Marble Floor Polishing Services 


Most Singaporean homeowners lack the time or desire to explore several floor polishers and pick an appropriate model. In this situation, they should contact DW Floor Polishing since we provide high-quality marble floor polishing services in Singapore at incredibly reasonable prices. This is proven by the positive reviews we have gotten from our previous projects around Singapore. To efficiently perform floor polishing, our skilled staff has access to the best floor polishing and buffing equipment, as well as necessary floor polishing supplies.



If you are determined to attempt DIY floor polishing using a floor polishing machine, you can follow the above-mentioned techniques. To give the machine enough room, first be sure to clear the area by moving any objects and furniture. Next, after preparing your equipment and polishing solution, clean up any visible dirt on your floor. The floors can then be polished until they are completely smooth. Check the floor occasionally to make sure the machine is reaching every area. Should you further require any professional help, you may contact DW Floor Polishing Singapore for reliable floor polishing services.


DW Floor Polishing Singapore is your trusted floor polishing and floor care specialist – providing reliable professional floor polishing and floor deep cleaning services for all types of floors such as marble, wood, vinyl, and tile. Our services range from marble floor polishing, wood floor polishing, parquet floor polishing, and tile floor polishing. Moreover, you can also trust us to provide quality floor cleaning, vinyl floor deep cleaning, tile floor deep cleaning, and terrazzo floor cleaning. We also provide other services such as timber decking, balcony decking, wood varnishing, door varnishing, and epoxy grouting services – all at a reasonable price. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with the best services to meet your every floor polishing and cleaning needs. 

DW Floor Polishing Singapore is a company that is built on trust, with a track record of successful projects and positive reviews. Feel free to contact us via WhatsApp at +65 8241 0032 for any queries. Alternatively, you can browse our articles for a myriad of information about every type of floor.