Bona Freshen Up

  4.7/5.0   46 reviews

You'll need enter area above for 1 coat (Recommended)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A ready-to-use, waterborne maintenance coating for use on interior varnished floors
  • Enhances dull looking surfaces
  • Contains polyurethane to help revive scratched areas
  • Meets DIN 18 032 for slip resistance
Brand Bona
No. of coats 1
Coverage Up to 40 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 1L, 5L
MPN WP595013016, WP595020002
GTIN 7312799909253, 7312799933425

Remove loose dirt and grit from your floor to avoid contaminents getting trapped in the coating. Make sure the floor is completely dry before applying Bona Freshen Up. Do not use over any floor that has been waxed or oiled. Wax and oil residues will prevent proper adhesion.

Always test floors for appearance and adhesion in an inconspicuous area before use. Ensure that the product is well mixed prior to opening by rocking the container back and forth several times.

  1. Pour Bona Freshen Up in a 3-4 cm wide wavy line on a small section of your floor.
  2. Use appropriate flat pad applicator to smooth out product, if using Bona Floor Mop, slightly wet blue microfibre pad with water beforehand.
  3. Work with the grain of the wood on a small section at a time
  4. Spread as thin consistent coating keeping airborne dust to a minimum while floor is wet.
  5. Continue until the entire floor is coated. If needed, a second coat may be applied after the first has fully dried (2 to 3 hours)
  6. Always coat the entire floor to ensure an even appearance and sheen.

Regular cleaning

To ensure maximum longevity of a varnished floor do not use aggressive cleaning products. For optimal performance we recommend one of the Bona Floor Cleaners.


For top-up protection and durability, an additional coat of Bona Freshen Up can be applied on a semi-regular basis if required i.e. every 6 to 12 months. Alternatively, a floor can be fully re-varnished with a compatible Bona Floor Varnish after following the correct preparation procedures.

46 customer reviews
Great Product by Joe

Was going to get the floor sanded. Used the Mop and freshen up instead. Really good job. Floors look as new.

Reviewed 1L on: 19/10/17
Easy to ude by Joseph Paul Harvey

A good product that gives excellent results.

Reviewed 5L on: 13/10/17
Brilliant by Mr David Hornbuckle

Easy to use makes the floor look new

Reviewed 1L on: 08/06/17
An excellent product which provides a surface as good as new with no effort by Roy Sharples

An excellent product..It provides a surface which looks as good as new with no effort.

Reviewed 5L on: 10/03/17
Good product very easy to prepare and apply by Graham Alexander

A simple product very easy to prepare floor compared to other products and easy to apply. It is also forgiving enough to help fill the odd small dent in the timber flooring. I used the product to repair a number of areas in a kitchen and dining room area in a penthouse, once dry it was virtually impossible to see the repairs ( unless you knew where they were ) A great product.

Reviewed 1L on: 14/12/16
Gave my floor a glossy shine by ML

Good result from using this product. It's a bit labour intensive in that you need to plan how you're not going to walk on the floor for at least 2 hours and it doesn't look promising when you first apply, but the results come through after you leave it a while. Revived my floor nearly to its original lovely deep glossy colour.

Reviewed 1L on: 25/10/16
A note from us...

Thank you for writing a review on this product. Its disappointing to see that the product only got a 1 star when you felt that it did a good job on your floor. I understand that the Floor cleaner that you used after dulled the finish down and this was the problem for you. If there is anything further that I can help with please do let me know.

Kind Regards Sam.

Looks good by Brian Russell

Not had a chance to use it yet, but if its as good as the other Bona products it will be ok

Reviewed 1L on: 18/10/16
Simple and easy to use requires no effort by Mrs D.Watson

Does more than expected. actually removes quite heavy marks with little effort and is very economical. product is water based which has to be a plus. Safe for use around children and animals.Has no odour and dries quickly.Safe for use around children and animals.

Reviewed 1L on: 23/09/16
Excellent by Mrs M Mills

Have used this product before for our village hall floor and been very satisfied with the finish, have had to use more than recommended but this perhaps as we haven't cleaned thoroughly for 3 yrs!

Reviewed 5L on: 20/08/16
Easy to use, OK results by Peter Ireland

Maybe our old Bona Mega finish was just getting too old (15 years), but I was a bit underwhelmed by the result of this - certainly didn't seem as good as other reports suggest. However, it is very easy to apply, and I found that more coats helped - 4 or 5 and its looking OK, though not sure how long for. And Bona do sell it as 'Freshen Up' - not 'good as new' so it really does all that is claimed.

Reviewed 1L on: 28/07/16
It really did refresh a tired looking small area of parquet flooring by Fussy From Cambridge

This product worked really well in rejuvenating a small amount of parquet flooring. It might though be much harder to achieve an even finish on a larger floor area.

Reviewed 1L on: 01/07/16
Superb product by Linda Fiske

Gave my oak floor 2 coats of this product, using the Bona spray mop and it has brought the finish up a treat. Another plus is, that it only uses a small amount so is very good value. Thanks to your staff for recommending it after I had explained what I was finish looking for.

Reviewed 1L on: 09/05/16
Excellent - did just what your sales consultant said it would by M Bramley

Very good product. Will be using it around the rest of the house to freshen up the flooring.

Reviewed 1L on: 25/04/16
Does as it says by Carole Walker

I used this for my cork bathroom floor and am pleased with the result

Reviewed 1L on: 21/03/16
Made the floor look as new by NOLA RICE-WOOD

Very impressed with end result. As it said on the tin it really freshened up the surface of the floor.

Reviewed 5L on: 18/03/16
Very good product by John Wallace

Very pleased with this product,easy to use and provided a really good finish.

Reviewed 1L on: 24/02/16
Fast delivery great product by Thomas Lee

Have used Bona freshen up many times on my engineered wood floors. It's very easy to use and gives a great finish

Reviewed 1L on: 11/11/15
Usefull by Jon Hutchinson

Easy to apply (just clean floor really well first) and dries quickly. Worth doing on a regular basis to protect the floor.

Reviewed 1L on: 12/10/15
Very Good by V Berensen

I have used this product for 12 years, it has kept the flooring looking in great condition, repairing the day to day wear.

Reviewed 5L on: 29/09/15
The sun reflects off of the floor now by Sheila Humphrey

After the winter of so much wet and mud my floors were looking very worn and dull. Used Freshen up just once amd saw an amazing change. Need to do 2nd treatment to finish but very pleased with effect.

Reviewed 1L on: 08/04/15
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