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You Ask, We Answer: Quick Shine® Q & A

Quick Shine® Floor Care products are fantastic tools to revive and keep your floors looking new again!  Just like any other household product, customers might have some questions about it.  So today we are covering some common questions asked by our consumers.

Q:  I saw your commercial on TV.  Where can I find your Quick Shine® Floor Finish or Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Luster product?
A:  Our Floor Finish and Hardwood Luster are in most major retailers and some of your local ones as well.  Check out our Store Locator to see all the retailers where you can purchase our product.

Q:  When I was applying the Floor Finish to my floors, I sat the bottle on my table and it has dripped onto the surface.  How can I get this off without damaging my table?
A:  Anytime you accidentally get any drops of our Floor Finish or Hardwood Floor Luster on your table or counter, even after it’s dried, you can use Windex or Formula 409 to remove it.  Spray it on the area, let it sit for a minute or so then wipe it up with a damp cloth or sponge.  This method also works for customers who might have any over-splash on the bottom of their walls or appliances when applying the Floor Finish or Hardwood Luster on their floors.

Q:  What can I use to clean my floors with after I’ve applied the Quick Shine® Floor Finish?
A:  Routine cleaning using our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner via our Multi-Surface Spray Mop and microfiber pad is the best process.  However, after applying the Floor Finish we recommend waiting 4-5 days before using the cleaner on your floors to give it time to fully cure.  You can always dust mop during the first few days to keep your floors free of dirt and debris.

Q:  I used the Floor Cleaner on my floors, but they are not shiny.  The bottle says Quick Shine® so can you help me understand what went wrong?
A:  This is a common misconception.  Quick Shine® is the brand name of our Floor Care products line; however depending on what your floor care needs are will depend on which Quick Shine® product you’d want to use.  If you are looking for a floor cleaner, you can use our Quick Shine® Floor Cleaner or Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Cleaner as a regular cleaning agent.  If you are looking to give your floors a shine or to revive your hardwoods, you can use our Quick Shine® Floor Finish or Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Luster to give your floors that WOW factor.

Q:  I applied the Quick Shine® Floor Finish to my floor and now, it looks streaky and cloudy.  What did I do wrong?
A:  Streaking is usually caused by a few issues: 1.) Not enough product was initially applied and you can correct that with an additional coat; 2.) There was residue on the floor before the Floor Finish was applied.  For example, other brand floor cleaning agents, or a vinegar solution; 3.) The same applicator pad used to clean your floors is being used to apply the Floor Finish; 4.) Not allowing sufficient time before applying subsequent coats; 5.) Trying to apply too many coats in a short period of time, not allowing each coat to dry completely.

You can also check out more FAQ’s here.  If you have any other questions, please feel free to browse through our previous blog posts as you might find a topic covering your needs, or you can also email or call our Customer Service M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am to 4:30pm EST.  Holloway House is a family company and we are always here to help!

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  1. Derek Wright
    Posted May 1, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I recently replaced some vinyl floor boards and I’m having a hard time getting them to appear like the rest. Use the Multi-Purpose Finish and have been doing so for about 3 years. Do I just need to give it more time or should I take a different approach? Thanks so much!

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted May 3, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Hi Derek,
      Thank you for your comment. We recommend removing our Quick Shine Floor Finish with Our Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. Our Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner/Wax Remover was specifically developed to not only deep clean, but also to safely remove our finish in situations such as yours where you are not able to achieve the even shine. Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner/Wax Remover will also remove other waxes and finishes without harming hardwood floors or their polyurethane seal or any other type of floor surface, including tile and tile grout.

      1. In a bucket, dilute the Deep Cleaner in HOT water as HOT water is more effective.
      2. Using a sponge mop, apply to the floor surface. Do small sections (5’x5’) of the floor at a time in order to maintain a more manageable removal and clean-up.
      3. Allow the Deep Cleaner solution to remain on the floor for a few minutes. CAUTION: Do not allow the solution to dry and re-adhere to the surface. If solution appears to be drying, add a little warm water to keep the surface wet.
      4. The Quick Shine Floor Finish that you are removing should start to turn to a milky white film indicating the finish is being removed.
      5. At the end of no more than 5 minutes, agitate with a rough-sided sponge or a sponge mop. Aggressive agitation and elbow grease are typically required to remove ground-in dirt and multiple layers of the finish.
      6. Once you have removed the floor finish, rinse the area with clear, warm water and allow to dry. Then you can proceed to the next 5’x5’ area and repeat steps 1-6.

      For heavy build-up, you may need to use a second treatment and/or you can also increase the dilution from 1 cup per gallon to 2-3 cups per gallon. Deep Cleaner is concentrated, therefore it makes 3.5 gallons (at 1 cup per gallon), which should be enough for 500 square feet. Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner/Wax Remover is only available on-line at http://www.quickshine.net or by calling our Customer Service Center M-F from 8 am to 4:30 pm EST at 1-800-255-1891.

      Thank you for being a loyal customer. Holloway House is a family company and we appreciate your patronage. Please tell your friends about us!

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      1. Diana Houle
        Posted January 23, 2022 at 3:06 pm

        I have wide pine wood floors and have been using Halloway House a while now the HHouse Quick Shine tile floor cleaner. And. Quick Shine Halloway House floor luster and finish on my wide pine wood floors.
        What please hun do I do to remove the Quick Shine Floor Finish and or luster?????
        Also. What is best for cleaning ceramic STONE TILE??????? Thank you. Let me know please please let me know please

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        1. Steven Quick
          Posted January 24, 2022 at 8:37 am

          Hi Diana,
          We recommend using Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner to safely remove our Finish from your floors. This product was specifically developed to remove polymer and wax finishes without harming hardwood floors or other types of hard surface floors such as tile, vinyl, stone, marble, and laminate. It is also important to note that Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner can also be used to treat small imperfection areas of the floor without treating the entire floor. This is also a great cleaner for stone tile flooring.

          Simply dilute the Deep Cleaner in HOT water and apply to the floor surface in small 5’ x 5’ squares at a time, let stand for a few minutes and agitate. Remove debris and build-up from each 5’ x 5’ area of the floor with a clear water rinse. For heavy buildup, you may need to increase the dilution of 1 cup per gallon to 3 cups per gallon. Deep Cleaner is concentrated, therefore one 27 oz. bottle will make roughly 2 gallons, which covers about 500 square feet and will not damage the sealant on hardwood floors. It is also important to note that Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner can also be used to treat small imperfection areas of the floor without treating the entire floor. After treating the small problem area let dry after rinsing and simply wipe a coat of the Quick Shine® Floor Finish on the treated area. This area will then blend in with the rest of the finished floor due to the advanced leveling agents in the formula. The Quick Shine Deep Cleaner is only available online at http://www.amazon.com, http://www.walmart.com, http://www.quickshine.net or by calling our Customer Service Center.

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    2. Rose Jimenez
      Posted April 4, 2022 at 7:20 pm

      I have been searching for hours snd find any answers 1st what do you use to clean your floors snd how often also in one room we rejuvenate a year ans half ago can i use quick shine on it also when do you reaply it and what to use to clean before you apply it

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      1. Steven Quick
        Posted April 5, 2022 at 1:38 pm

        Hi Rose,
        Quick Shine Floor Finish is designed to provide a protective high gloss shine to any sealed hard surface flooring. It is not a cleaner and your floors should be clean prior to applying this product. It can be applied over existing dry coats of Rejuvenate as long as that product is not cloudy or hazy. For best results we recommend removing that product first with Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. The shine will last approximately 2-6 months depending upon foot traffic. You can maintain the shine in between applications with Quick Shine Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner as it is compatible.

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  2. Kimberly McCardle
    Posted June 3, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Is quick shine ph balanced for laminate flooring?

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted June 5, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Hi Kimberly,
      Yes, our Quick Shine Floor Care line is ph balanced and is safe to use on your laminate flooring. Please feel free to email or call our Customer Service at 1-800-255-1891 if you have any additional questions. We are always happy to help!

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  3. Sharon Jones
    Posted July 17, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    This stuff is amazing!! Can’t believe how great my hardwood floors look! Looks brand new! Thank u so much!! More than happy to have found this product!

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted July 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you Sharon! We are so glad you love Quick Shine and how much it’s helped your floors! Thanks for being a great customer!!

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  4. Shza
    Posted July 21, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Hi yesterday I used Quick shine multi surface after I used on my wood floor look dirty clouldy and steaky like I used glue what should I do please tell me how can I clean that. Spot I am so worried i.

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted July 24, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Hi, Shza. We care about our customers and want to help. We apologize your results were not to your satisfaction. A cloudy, white residue that occurs when cleaning over recently applied floor finish can be caused by several factors as follows:

      – Not originally applying the finish to a clean, dry surface. It is important the floor is clean and free of dust, pet hair, dirt, debris and any residue from past cleaners or old finish/wax solutions that were applied in the past. Other brand cleaners may seem ok to use, however may not be compatible with the Finish and will leave a cloudy haze once dry.

      – Using a soiled or previously used applicator. Be certain that the microfiber or mop applicator is completely free of any previously used cleaner or oil. Best to begin with a completely new applicator.

      – Not allowing each finish coat to completely dry or cure (45-60 minutes depending on humidity levels) before applying subsequent coats.

      – Allowing pets or foot traffic on floor before it is completely dry and cured.

      – Using the same mop for cleaning and applying the finish. Separate applicators should be used for each step.

      To correct your situation, we recommend using Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner. This product was specifically developed to remove polymer and wax finishes without harming hardwood floors or other types of hard surface floors such as tile, vinyl, stone, marble, and laminate. Simply dilute the Deep Cleaner in HOT water and apply to the floor surface, let stand for a few minutes and agitate. Do small sections of the floor at a time. Then remove debris and build-up from the floor with a clear water rinse. For heavy buildup, you may need to increase the dilution of 1 cup per gallon to 3 cups per gallon. Deep Cleaner is concentrated, therefore one 27 oz. bottle will make roughly 2 gallons, which covers about 500 square feet and will not damage the sealant on hardwood floors. The Quick Shine Deep Cleaner is only available online at http://www.quickshine.net or by calling our Customer Service Center at 1-800-255-1891.

      After using our Deep Cleaner, apply two or three coats of Quick Shine Floor Finish once each coat of finish has completely dried. You will be amazed at the deep, rich, even, protective glow. You will not need to go through the removing process again if applied and maintained correctly.

      If you have any further questions please feel free to call our Customer Service M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am to 4:30pm EST. Thank you!

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  5. Susan
    Posted August 23, 2017 at 10:33 am

    How often should the quick shine multi surface floor finish be applied?

    Also can it be used on ceramic tile that does not have sealer on the grout?

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted August 23, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Hi Susan,

      You can apply our Quick Shine Multi-Surface Floor Finish every 2-6 months depending on foot traffic in your home. Maintain the shine with our Quick Shine Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner. This cleaner is PH neutral and will not leave sticky film or residue behind. Our products are not recommended on unsealed surfaces as they are water based and may absorb into the grout or unsealed flooring.

      If you have further questions please feel free to call our Customer Service M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am-4:30pm EST and we would be happy to help! Thank you!

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    2. Theresa Kiser
      Posted January 8, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      I have used Quick Shine Floor Finish on my Oak Pre-Treated Hardwood floors for 15 Years and they have always looked great to the point of getting rave reviews from anyone who has seen them. Unfortunately, I recently had someone come into my home to remove the popcorn ceilings and repaint the walls and his ladder dug into the layers of wax from the Quick shine even though he had covered the floors with cloth tarps. I am assuming the wax was soft and the weight of him and his ladder caused the marks on my floors. They looked like the wax has light scuffed places in it. How can I spot treat these areas without having to redo all my hardwood floors. PLEASE HELP!!

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      1. Theresa Kiser
        Posted January 8, 2020 at 3:55 pm

        P.S. The word “light” scuffed places are in reference to the difference in the color of the floor where the damage has been done and also the word “scuffed” means in can feel the places with my fingers, so they are deep enough for that but not only maybe a layer or so deep.

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        1. Loni Rieger
          Posted March 12, 2022 at 1:05 pm

          Do I have to use your mop pads to apply quick shine finish?

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          1. Steven Quick
            Posted March 14, 2022 at 9:42 am

            No, any microfiber mop pad will work great when applying Quick Shine.

      2. Steven Quick
        Posted January 8, 2020 at 3:56 pm

        Hi Theresa,

        We recommend spot treating the area with Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. Simply dilute our Deep Cleaner with hot water and apply to the affected area. Allow solution to sit for 3-4 minutes and wipe away. Once that area is clean and dry, reapply a few new coats of Quick Shine Floor Finish to even out the appearance of the floor again. Quick Shine Deep Cleaner is only available online at this time at http://www.quickshine.net or http://www.walmart.com. For more information, please contact customer service at 800-255-1891. We are always happy to help!

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  6. Chiuck
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 10:47 am

    can I use quick shine on sealed Saltillo tile?

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted September 14, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Hi! Yes, you can use Quick Shine Floor Finish on sealed Saltillo tile to give a beautiful shine! If you have additional questions please feel free to call our Customer Service M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am-4:30pm EST. We are always happy to help. Thanks!

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  7. Mary Landry
    Posted September 18, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    The bottle of Holloway House Quick Shine multi-surface Finish leaked on my tile and corian countertops so now I have shiny areas I’d like to erase. Vinegar didn’t work. What should I use???

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted September 20, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Hi Mary,

      You can safely remove the shiny areas with Windex or Formula 409 with ammonia in it. Simply spray the solution on the affected area and allow to sit for a minute before wiping away with a damp cloth. This method has worked on a variety of surfaces including stainless steel, counter tops and walls. If you have additional questions please feel free to call our Customer Service M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am-4:30pm EST. We are always happy to help. Thanks!

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  8. Richard Hoffmann
    Posted November 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    This was is amazing people walk onto my house and the first thing they notice are my floors i have been using this was for about 3 years. I love it. People are always asking me what is the mame of the wax. I just told someone today .

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted November 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks, Richard! We are so happy to hear that our water-borne polymer finish helps give your floors that WOW factor!! Thanks for being a loyal customer!

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  9. Denise badalamenti
    Posted November 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Your product made a mess of my laminate floors I can’t get the streaks off my floors

    Reply »
    1. Steven Quick
      Posted November 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Hi Denise,
      You can safely remove the compromised shine off of your laminate floors with our Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. This product was specifically developed to remove polymer and wax finishes without harming hardwood floors or other types of hard surface floors such as tile, vinyl, stone, marble, and laminate.

      Simply dilute the Deep Cleaner in HOT water and apply to the floor surface, let stand for a few minutes and agitate. Do small sections of the floor at a time. Then remove debris and build-up from the floor with a clear water rinse. For heavy buildup, you may need to increase the dilution of 1 cup per gallon to 3 cups per gallon. Deep Cleaner is concentrated, therefore one 27 oz. bottle will make roughly 2 gallons, which covers about 500 square feet and will not damage the sealant on hardwood floors. The Quick Shine Deep Cleaner is only available online at http://www.quickshine.net or by calling our Customer Service Center.

      After using our Deep Cleaner, apply two or three coats of Quick Shine Floor Finish once each coat of finish has completely dried. You will be amazed at the deep, rich, even, protective glow. You will not need to go through the removing process again if applied and maintained correctly.

      Visit us on the web anytime at http://www.quickshine.net. In addition, you can visit our Floor Care FAQ page on our web site for further answers to questions regarding the Quick Shine program or call our Customer Service number M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am to 4:30pm EST with any further questions. Holloway House is a family company and we appreciate your patronage. Please tell your friends about us!

      Reply »
  10. DEBORAH
    Posted November 24, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    We didn’t realize that we should not put quick shine high traffic hardwood floor luster on our new laminate flooring, will this hurt the floor and how do we remove it?

    Reply »
    1. Steven Quick
      Posted November 27, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Hi Deborah,
      Applying our Quick Shine High Traffic Hardwood Floor Luster on your laminate floors will not damage your laminate. If you did not like the appearance of your floors with this product, you can safely remove it with our Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. This product was specifically developed to remove polymer and wax finishes without harming hardwood floors or other types of hard surface floors such as tile, vinyl, stone, marble, and laminate.

      Simply dilute the Deep Cleaner in HOT water and apply to the floor surface, let stand for a few minutes and agitate. Do small sections of the floor at a time. Then remove debris and build-up from the floor with a clear water rinse. For heavy buildup, you may need to increase the dilution of 1 cup per gallon to 3 cups per gallon. Deep Cleaner is concentrated, therefore one 27 oz. bottle will make roughly 2 gallons, which covers about 500 square feet and will not damage the sealant on hardwood floors. The Quick Shine Deep Cleaner is only available online at http://www.quickshine.net or by calling our Customer Service Center.

      After using our Deep Cleaner, apply two or three coats of Quick Shine Floor Finish once each coat of finish has completely dried. You will be amazed at the deep, rich, even, protective glow. You will not need to go through the removing process again if applied and maintained correctly.

      Visit us on the web anytime at http://www.quickshine.net. In addition, you can visit our Floor Care FAQ page on our web site for further answers to questions regarding the Quick Shine program or call our Customer Service number M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am to 4:30pm EST with any further questions. Holloway House is a family company and we appreciate your patronage. Please tell your friends about us!

      Reply »

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