Bona Freshen Up

  4.8/5.0   51 reviews

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

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A ready-to-use, water-borne maintenance coating for use on interior varnished floors
  • Enhances the appearance of dull or worn varnished surfaces
  • Contains polyurethane to help revive scratched areas
  • Meets DIN 18 032 for slip resistance
  • Low Odour
  • Low V.O.C content
Brand Bona
No. of coats 1
Coverage Up to 40 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 1L, 5L
MPN WP595013016, WP595020002
GTIN 7312799909253, 7312799933425

Bona Freshen Up refreshes and revitalises previously varnished wooden floors.

Alternative Bona Floor Maintenance Products

Product Use
Bona Polish A ready-to-use, water-borne maintenance coating for varnished wooden floors
Bona Wood Floor Refresher An all-in-one maintenance coating for previously varnished or painted wooden floors
Bona Wood Floor Polish A ready-to-use, water-borne maintenance coating for varnished or painted wood floors

Please Note: Bona Freshen Up is not suitable for use on wooden floors that have previously waxed, oiled or treated with any of the 'Bona Polish' products.

Ensure floors to be treated are clean, dry and free of any loose dirt, grit or other surface contaminants by vacuuming or sweeping with a dry microfibre mop. Then, to remove any stubborn scuffs, stains or marks, use a dedicated pH balanced wood floor cleaner.

Bona Floor Mops and Cleaners

Product Use
Bona Wood Floor Spray Mop An effective, all-in-one spray mop system for cleaning interior wooden floors
Bona Microfiber Floor Mop A microfibre floor mop specially developed for mopping wooden floors
Bona Microfiber Cleaning Pad Replacement pad for the Bona Floor Mop Systems. It can also be used on its own with Bona's range of cleaners
Bona Wood Floor Cleaner Refill A pH-neutral floor cleaning solution for use on all oiled and varnished wood floors. For refilling Bona spray mop cartridge
Bona Wood Floor Cleaner Spray A ready-to-use cleaning solution in a handy trigger spray applicator for use on varnished and oiled wooden floors
Bona Cleaner Concentrate An everyday concentrated floor cleaner for all types of interior wooden floors

Always do a small test area before beginning any project to asses appearance and adhesion of the finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the container at all times. 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 a Bona Floor Mop with a slightly dampened Bona Microfiber Applicator Pad to smooth out product
  3. Work with the grain of the wood on a small section at a time
  4. Spread as a thin, consistent coating, keeping airborne dust to a minimum while floor is wet
  5. Continue until the entire floor is coated
  6. If needed, a second coat may be applied after the first has fully dried (normally 2 - 3 hours)
  7. Always coat the entire floor to ensure an even appearance and sheen

Regular cleaning

Wet cleaning of the floor may be resumed after three days. For regular cleaning, use one of the Bona wood floor cleaners mentioned in the Preparation section.

Please Note: Avoid using strong alkaline cleaning agents or household detergents / cleaners as these can degrade or remove the protective polish coating.


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.

If for any reason you need to remove Bona Freshen Up from floors, use Bona Remover.

51 customer reviews
Very easy to order and use Usually give hall floor two applications and lasts well by Eric

Think product is great and easy to apply. Certainly helps to "freshen up" dance floor.

Reviewed 5L on: 20/04/18
Ideal treatment for our engineered oak floors by Rodney Evans

Arrived quickly, easy to use, as always, and value for money.

Reviewed 5L on: 04/04/18
Great service at a good price by Steven Baines

Great product to get tired floors looking great again .very easy to use

Reviewed 5L on: 29/03/18
It gave the floor a fresh shine, but didn't cover all scratches by Kevin O'rourke

for the price & cover rate it is worth using

Reviewed 1L on: 11/02/18
Excellent product by Terry Reed

Great for periodic top up of floor lacquer

Reviewed 5L on: 03/12/17
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