A good finish is very important to provide a good appearance and protection for the floor. A standard rule of thumb is to apply 3-5 coats of finish in regularly used areas, and only 1 coat near the wall and in low-traffic areas like closets. In mopping on a finish, use only a new mop or one used for applying floor finish only. The following procedures are general procedures for mopping on floor finish. For this reason no names of finishes are provided, as they would differ depending on the kind of flooring being finished.
Warning: Always test material for colorfastness, follow label directions, and never mix product unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.