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Product: "Dust Whiz"


(a case = 16 Pints)
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What "Dust Whiz" does:

. Convenient trigger grip sprayer on bottle.

Does not leave any residue. Therefore, you can walk right behind the dust mop. At an easy walk, you can do 1000 square feet of floor in 3 minutes.

None of the drawbacks of janitorial and supermarket dusting products made for wood and other type flooring. Those usually contain an oil that is good for wood, but leaves a slippery, streaky residue on glazed or sealed surfaces that attract dust. "Dust Whiz" is oil and wax free. It is better for wood floors because it eliminates, or greatly reduces, the mop water that can harm wood.

. "Dust Whiz" does not affect the Aldon sealers or the "Lifeguard" or "Tile Cover" coatings.

Why would you want to use "Dust Whiz"?:

You want to use "Dust Whiz" if:

. Your current dusting product leaves streaks and oily residue that actually attracts dust.

You have a large amount of hard surface areas and want to be able to pick up dust quicker and easier than now.

You want to use one product on all your different types of hard surface flooring.

The amount of dust and fiber in the air that settles on your floor determines your program. Dust Whiz on a mop will certainly remove what is on the tile, but a large, flat bottom dust mop will not get down to the bottom of the grout joints. Therefore, you might have fine dust accumulate in the grout joints that can be moved back to the tile face by air currents. The best overall solution is to periodically use Aldon "Dust Whiz" as described on it's page. The frequency that you need "Dust Whiz" and "Dust Whiz" will be determined by your situation, but work is greatly reduced by the combination of these two products.

You want a product that can also be sprayed on a hand held dust rag to do furniture, glass top tables, copper, metal range hoods, etc. Therefore, it is easier to take care of these little touch up jobs while walking around doing normal dusting. You can't do this with other dust cloth sprays containing oils. If a cloth is attached to the dust mop head and it is the cloth doing the cleaning, the mop head never gets dirty. Just scrape pet hair from cloth and put cloth in the laundry. Spray extra on the mop, or directly on the floor for removal of mud smears, pet foot prints, etc.

You want a dusting option that works with any surface and certainly with all the Aldon products. See Aldon "Maintain" for a wet mop solution that does not leave streaks and residue like vinegar and detergents.

Do you want to add a little gloss and make cleaning easier? Just apply "Lifeguard".

What about food spills, grease spots, etc.? "Insta-Clean" is a powerful grease, wax, oil remover used on any surface. On any sealer, stone, tile, wood, vinyl, machinery, engines, etc. Will soften and remove some water based type floor coatings and waxes.

Streaking from wet mopping? "Maintain" is a dilutable wet mop solution that does not create streaking on any glossy surface, such as any sealer, stones, glazed and porcelain tiles, wood, vinyl tiles, etc.

Back Label:
Application Instructions, Coverage, Health & First Aid, Emergency Contact, and more:
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Pictures of Dust Whiz at work and discussion about how sheet dusters work with it.
Sheet duster
What about using these nifty little dusters with the disposable paper cloths?
They are an excellant compliment to the Aldon floor care program!

Here are the pros and cons of the sheet dusters:

Very maneuverable. They fit under furniture. Swivel back and forth nicely. Excellent for picking up dry dust. Paper sheets easy to handle.
"Wet" type sheets available for heavier requirements.

Small size takes too long for large areas. 11 1/2" wide cleaning path vs. 27" or more. Therefore, only cleans less than half the area per pass. Relatively expensive. Lowest bulk price is approx. $.18 per sheet. The floor in the pictures below requires 2-3 sheets per day for major area touch up. AT $.36 - $.54 per day times 30 days equals $10.80 to $16.20 per month. Does not pick up footprints or spots that were wet.

The "wet" versions of the sheet dusters will pick up footprints and spots, but leave streaks. See below for a great alternative that is faster and easier, without buying expensive "wet" sheets.

Here is how to how to improve on the "Cons" of the sheet dusters.
Too small?? Use both.
Expensive?? See below for how to bring it down to less than $2.00 per month.
Footprints and spots? "Dust Whiz" gets them.
Streaks? "Dust Whiz" does not leave streaks.

Plain paper towel - "Brawny" - half size sheets
Attach a plain paper towel at the front holders only. As the mop head is not pushed in reverse, the rear does not need to be attached (as shown).
Use only one light (not full) spray of "Dust Whiz". A one pint bottle of "Dust Whiz" contains approx. 400 full sprays. One spray at 1/400th of a bottle is approx. $.02. Therefore, the cost is $.02 plus a paper towel. At 2 to 3 times per day the cost is down to $1.20 to $1.80 per month (plus the paper towels).

Note rolls of pet hair and dust

The pictures below show the most difficult dust situation of all. A shiny tile floor of a dark color. When the sun shines across a floor like this, every spec of dust and dirt is highlighted.

Floor looks clean and shiny, until a closer look
This floor has just been thoroughly vacuumed.

Wet mud spots from pet
On closer look - spots a vacuum cannot remove.

Articulating head mop
A standard articulating head mop from a janitorial supply. Cloth clipped to head.

Rag clipped to mop head
A couple of squeezes to mist with Dust Whiz

Spray heavy spots to remove
An additional mist of Dust Whiz on the spots and they came up when the mop passed over.

Dirt on rag even though previously vacuumed
Even though the floor was just vacuumed, this is the additional dirt picked up by Dust Whiz.

Works just as well on wood floors also
You can continue walking the Dust Whiz treated mop right onto wood and vinyl flooring and clean it also.

One days dust and pet hair
24 Hours later and Dust Whiz picks up this accumulation of dust and pet hair. It also tends to add a little sparkle to the finish.

The guilty party
Why so much dust and pet hair in just one day? She has no idea where it comes from.

Here is a little trick that improves on the wet sheet dusters and does a terrific job for a "quickie" mopping. For a one spot touch up, or to quickly do the whole floor - this is a real time and work saver. Save the regular wet mopping for a once a month deep cleaning and just do this when needed in between.
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Paw prints require a "damp" removal process.

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Just spray Dust Whiz on a damp sponge mop

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Gone in one light pass.
The secret to easy floor care is the "Aldon Floor Care Program"

How to select a sealer
To select a sealer it is good to have some idea of the absorption rate so you achieve the gloss level (none to high) and all the other benefits available without using more sealer than necessary. Also, you can test for (and protect against) acidic liquid sensitivity.

An Aldon sealer does far more than just bead water and look pretty! To see what that is click here.

Your results may vary somewhat from the web site pictures due to variations in computer display and the surface materials themselves. Nevertheless, you will be able to see the differences well enough to make good choices.

Important: If your project has had any sealer applied in the past, it must be evaluated differently. You will see a simple, logical discussion of the considerations here that can save you time, money, and aggravation.

Sealer "solids" levels?
This discussion applies only to the petroleum solvent based sealers. With the water based sealers, solids level is not a consideration.

Here are the relative solids level of our petroleum solvent based sealers:
  Lowest: SBS Sealer
  Next level Higher: Penetrating Paver Sealer
  Another level higher: Dust Whiz
  Highest level: Mexiglaze

A porous surface will require more gallons (more money) of a lower solids sealer than using a higher solids level sealer. That, plus different surfaces have different requirements, is why we make the different solids levels. They all work as described, so it is only a matter of which is best for your needs.
The more porous the surface, the more solids will be required to achieve the desired effects of gloss, strengthening, stopping efflorescence, etc.

The more porous the surface, generally the greater the need for the sealer to create a stronger surface.

An old sealer below the surface, even after stripping, will lower the absorption and porosity to some degree. Sometimes it is uneven below the surface and can create an uneven coloring effect with a color enhancing sealer applied later. Another reason to test first.

Do not make decisions based only upon the price per gallon.
Unlike other sealers, Aldon's sealers typically require fewer applications (fewer gallons), less cure time, and longer life. And that is only a few of many considerations.
To see more of why the price per gallon has little to do with what will be your total project cost, click here. For other questions about sealers, see the FAQ Sealers link on the slide out menu.

Do not believe yet that you have the type of surfacing you were told:
There is no need for confusion or problems brought about by misidentification of a surface type, yet it happens all too often. Sellers use fancy marketing names that can be misleading about the true nature of a surfacing. For instance, a customer was told they bought "Petite Granite" for a bar surface. But, unlike granite it was etching circles from wine drips. After simple testing, it proved to be a limestone which is treated very differently than granite. It was easily restored and protected after a 60 second test. Please review our "Surface Types" page to compare pictures, descriptions, and testing if needed, to confirm you have what you were told.

Do not apply a sealer before grouting (pre-sealing).
Do not use any sealer as a grout release barrier (pre-sealing). This technique creates many risk factors to be avoided. Prevent grout smears, surface scratching and keep grout residue out of surface texture by coating with Aldon Grout Easy before grouting. Grout Easy is a water soluble coating that comes off easily while grout is being cleaned off in the normal process with water and a sponge.

Colors fading?
The iron oxide pigments used in concrete products, and the colored clays in clay products, do not fade . The appearance of fading is actually from tiny efflorescence particles (white powder) in the pores. It can be removed and color restored (with Aldon Efflorescence Treatment) and then stopped from returning, and color restored, by sealing with the appropriate Aldon color enhancing type sealer.

You can stop efflorescence (white powdery stains)
Efflorescence (subsurface originating white powdery stains) is common with many surfaces. This can even occur before installation. However, it is easily made to disappear without scrubbing by using Aldon Efflorescence Treatment. If the white powder is old and is now "crystalline" that is bonded to the surface - it can be eaten away with Aldon Grout Residue Remover.

After the surface is completely dry and looks good, you can stop the efflorescence from returning with the appropriate Aldon sealer that creates a sub-surface barrier.

Renew a glossy finish
Aldon Sealer applications can be made hours or years later, but do not apply thin layer upon thin layer. Apply a sufficient quantity to insure below surface penetration & bonding. Or, for the solvent based penetrating sealers, test spraying lacquer thinner as an alternative to slightly melt and reform the surface and not build too much gloss or create sealer "layering". A layer of sealer on top of another layer of sealer can result in poor bonding between layers and that can cause separation peeling that looks grayish.

Many times "Lifeguard" is all you need to restore a sealed surface. Test that first if your sealer is only dulled down. And use Lifeguard for future protection of a restored sealer surface.

Concerned about Doing It Yourself or what your contractor says?
If you are concerned about doing it yourself - consider that the satisfaction of a project is directly related to YOUR knowledge of what needs to be done and how. Who actually does the work is less important. We estimate that 50% of the usage of Aldon products is by "do it yourself" homeowners and we know they are happy because we hear from them.

Our goal for our contractor customers - NO CALL BACKS. A good contractor will understand the logic of Aldon application instructions on the labels and will not take shortcuts. If a contractor does not agree, feel free to let us find out what is so unusual about this particular project so the contractor does not have to return.

Frequently Asked Questions - clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick
If you do not see the results you expect:

It is not a problem with the product! (They all do what we say they do!)
It is very important that you understand this concept so you do not waste time and effort in the wrong direction. Instead, think about what might be different about the job conditions that you were told or believe. We will assist in identifying what that might be and save you considerable time.
. Your conditions may have been misdiagnosed! (It can happen, even with all the information we provide.) Contact Us with the details and we will assist.
. The surface conditions (absorption rate, contaminants, temperatures, etc.) are other than thought.
. And/or - it was not applied per label instructions! (The instructions are designed to overcome the above, and overcome job conditions of which you might not be aware.)

Click here for FAQ's and : clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick for this product.

To see tips on protecting walls and baseboards with masking, click here.

All strippers, including Aldon "Premium Stripper" do not remove what is below the surface, therefore, test with water drops when finished to determine floors ability to allow sealer penetration. If the floor (including grout joints) beads water you do not need any more sealer. Just use "Lifeguard" on this still non-absorbent surface.

If removing an Aldon sealer (and that should never be necessary) - see sealer product page to determine the sealer type. Also see the sealer label for any special considerations.

Health & Safety:
When you read all the health and safety warnings on a label, you will see we have done our best to make you think about working with any chemicals from any manufacturer. Even household cleaners purchased in supermarkets (many with more hazardous ingredients than we use because they are less expensive for the manufacturer) should be used with common sense and awareness. People have been injured by not knowing you can create poisonous gases by mixing chlorine bleach with some cleaning products. One of the many criteria involved in Aldon products is that all our products will be used with any other of our products and no normal combination of usage events should be hazardous. Nevertheless, use common sense and don't be in a hurry. Let each step prove itself satisfactorily before proceeding to the next.

Some people are allergic or sensitive to some chemicals, especially petroleum solvents. In that case, evaluate our water based products. With the solvent type products, immediately as applied use proper cross ventilation fans blowing across the floor and out the doors and windows. Do not use any chemical products from any manufacturer in a house with the sick, elderly, pets, babies, or other concerns.

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