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Deep Cleaner Tutorial

hand scrubbing tile floor

Today we are going to share with you a video tutorial on how to use our Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner.  This product was specifically developed to not only deep clean your floors but also to safely remove our finishes due to misapplication or to simply remove multiple layers so you can start fresh with a new coat of finish.  The Deep Cleaner will also remove other waxes and finishes without harming hardwood floors or their polyurethane seal or any other type of hard floor surface, including tile and tile grout.

This tutorial is a great resource as it breaks down the step-by-step instructions on how to easily use the Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner.  Click the YouTube link below to enjoy our short tutorial:

We also wanted to include a written version of our tips on how to use the Deep Cleaner.  Please see below for details instructions:

  1. In a bucket, dilute the Deep Cleaner in HOT water as HOT water is more effective.
  2. Using a mop with a microfiber or scrubber pad, apply it 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. You can also remove our Finish from only the affected areas without treating the entire floor.
  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 the solution appears to be drying, add a little warm water to keep the surface wet.
  4. The 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 2-3 minutes, agitate with a microfiber or scrubber pad. 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 it to dry. Then you can proceed to the next 5’x5’ area and repeat steps 1-6.

After all the compromised finish has been removed, you can reapply the Floor Finish or Hardwood Floor Luster in the affected area with a damp sponge or microfiber cloth and let it dry completely.  The finish contains leveling agents that help the product provide a uniform coating with the rest of the floor surface.  For larger areas, you can reapply using a mop and damp microfiber mop pad.  It is important to let the floor dry completely before applying any subsequent coats of Floor Finish or Hardwood Floor Luster.

NOTE:  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.

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  1. Donna Savoy
    Posted May 19, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    The Quick Shine product has left a hard crust on the mop pad which will not come off from regular washing. Will this product remove the hard crust from the mop pad?

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted May 21, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      Hi Donna. Yes, you can use our Deep Cleaner solution mixed with hot water and let the pad soak for a few hours. You could also soak the pad in a mixture of ammonia and hot water to get the same resolution. We recommend doing a half and half ratio with the ammonia. Either route you take will help emulsify any Floor Finish or Hardwood Floor Luster still left on your microfiber pad. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Customer Service M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am-4:30pm EDT. We’re always happy to help!

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  2. Debra McVicker
    Posted November 11, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Can this product be used to remove wax build up on floor tiles

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    1. Posted November 12, 2018 at 8:23 am

      Hi Debra,

      Yes our Quick Shine Deep Cleaner will remove any build up on your floors. Simply dilute one cup of Quick Shine Deep Cleaner with a half a gallon of warm water from your sink. Working in 5 foot sections at a time, any wax build up will start to come off and get you back down to your original flooring. If you have additional questions, please contact 800-255-1891. We’re always happy to help!

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  3. Cheryl Williams
    Posted February 7, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Can you use the deep cleaner in Karndean Luxury vinyl plank flooring? I do not want to void the floors warranty. We have Van Gogh series Antique Karrie vinyl plank. Thank you.

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted February 8, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      Hi Cheryl,

      Yes, you can apply Quick Shine Floor Finish to your LVP flooring. Our pH neutral formula will provide a durable shine to any sealed hard surface flooring. If you need to remove our Finish at any time, we recommend Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. This product was formulated to remove our Finish and take you back to the original factory finish on the floor. As always, we recommend testing our products first in an unobtrusive area to assure satisfaction. For additional questions, please contact customer service at 800-255-1891. We are always happy to help!

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  4. Brigid
    Posted February 16, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Can you use this product on laminate floors? I used your quick shine on the floors and they are ruined. Streaky and spotting.

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted February 18, 2019 at 8:54 am

      Yes, our Quick Shine Deep Cleaner was specifically developed to safely remove our Finish from any sealed hard surface flooring including laminate. We recommend diluting 1 cup of Deep Cleaner with 1/2 gallon of HOT water and mop solution on a 5′ area at a time. Allow solution to sit for 3-4 minutes before mopping away and finishing with a damp mop clean water rinse. This method has worked for many consumers who need to remove our Finish from their floors. Please be encouraged that your floors are not ruined. If you did not achieve satisfactory results, please contact customer service at 800-255-1891 and we can further assist you and provide tips for achieving gorgeous floors.

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  5. Catalina
    Posted May 8, 2020 at 10:33 am

    I had applied the quick shine product and it left a lot of stains on my porcelain tile floor and then I used this remover and now my floor has new terrible stains. What should I do?.

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted May 19, 2020 at 9:13 am

      Hi Catalina,

      If your floors are porous, you may need to repeat the Deep Cleaner process a few times and allow the solution to sit a little longer before wiping away.

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  6. Joe
    Posted September 19, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Hello, I am going to use the QuickShine Deep Cleaner to remove splotchy application of a floor finish and also to get a deep clean back on the floor. Once I remove the previous finish, what do I need to apply to the floor to protect it? Is there a sealing product then followed by a floor finish or do I just go straight to the floor finish after the deep cleaner? I appreciate it!

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted September 25, 2023 at 1:42 pm

      After removing the previous Finish and your floors are clean and dry, simply reapply two new coats of Finish to seal and protect your floors once again.

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