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Go-To Guide: Finish and Maintain

Luster bottles with hard surface mop on wood floor

Whether you have kids at home or just love to entertain, keeping your floors tidy and clean can be a real challenge.  Quick Shine® Floor Finish is the perfect choice to shine and protect your floors against foot traffic and prevent them from looking dull or worn.  Our quick and easy application transforms any room within minutes.  Below is a quick go-to guide on finishing and maintaining your floors to WOW your guests of all ages.


  • Dry dust mop prior to applying Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Finish or Hardwood Luster to remove any dust/debris from your floors.
  • After the floor is free of debris, pet hair and dust squirt Finish in an S-shape on the floor.
  • Using broad even strokes spread the finish with a damp microfiber mop or sponge mop working in small 5 by 5-foot sections at a time
  • Dries to a gloss in 30 minutes
  • After the floor is completely dry additional coats can be applied using the same method as above if a higher gloss is desired


  • Keep the finish glow fresh by dry dusting weekly with a dry microfiber mop to eliminate everyday dust and debris.
  • For heavier dirt, footprints, spills, or soil use Quick Shine® Cleaners to maintain the finish gloss.
  • Simply squirt onto the floor in an S-shape and spread with a clean, freshly rinsed sponge mop or microfiber mop pad. It is important to wring the pad frequently in order to release the dirt from the pad to prevent streaking and hazing.
  • You can also use Quick Shine® Cleaners in our Quick Shine Spray Mop for a more convenient cleaning method. Again, rinse the mop pad frequently to prevent hazing and clouding.


  • Every 2-4 months reapply a fresh new coat of Quick Shine® Multi-Surface or Hardwood Finish to enhance the glow.
  • Each time you refresh repeat the “Maintain It” bullet points above for maximum gloss protection.


  • Establish floor mats or throw rugs at entryways and walkways to minimize the abrasion of the finish caused by dirt and grit tracking.
  • Place felt-tipped protectors on the bottoms of chairs and furniture legs.
  • Keep pet nails trimmed.
  • Try going shoeless as sock traffic is better than shoe traffic.

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  1. Dana Holland
    Posted April 14, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I just used a small amount of your Quick Shine Multi Surface floor finish on a small area of my 25 year old Corian countertop, It now has a beautiful glossy shine and looks brand new. Is this okay to do? Im tempted to do all of the countertops but want to make sure it wont damage the corian. So far my test area looks fantastic. Please reply. Thanks!

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted April 16, 2018 at 10:32 am

      Hi Dana,

      Yes, many consumers have used our Quick Shine® Finish on a variety of sealed hard surfaces including cabinets, furniture and countertops. Quick Shine® Finish is a water-borne polymer formulation designed to protect and impart a rich, deep, protective glow to sealed surfaces. You can safely apply our Finish without damaging your Corian countertop. If you ever decide to remove our Finish, we recommend our Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner. If you have additional questions, please contact customer service at 800-255-1891. We are always happy to help!

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      1. don secrist
        Posted March 29, 2023 at 6:48 am

        used quick shine floor luster is shinny in spots and dull in others what did do wrong?

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        1. Steven Quick
          Posted March 29, 2023 at 11:27 am

          Hi Don,

          If the Luster performed properly in some areas and not in others, there may be some cleaning residue on the floor that it is reacting with. Apply a new coat and see if that evens out the appearance of the floor. If you are still seeing dull areas, we recommend removing the Luster with Quick Shine Deep Cleaner and starting over.

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      2. Kate
        Posted May 5, 2023 at 2:31 pm

        Do I rinse with clear water after I wash my LVP floors with Quick Shine Concentrated Multi SURFACE cleaner?

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        1. Steven Quick
          Posted May 8, 2023 at 9:39 am

          Hi Kate,
          No, Quick Shine Concentrated Floor Cleaner does not have to be rinsed if diluted properly.

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  2. Michael Mykles
    Posted September 8, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Why is it advisable the Quick Shine floor finish be applied with a damp sponge mop versus dry dusting mop.

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted September 9, 2021 at 10:27 am

      Hi Michael, we recommend applying our Finish with a damp mop to avoid the finish from soaking into the pad and causing streaking.

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  3. Kristi Kinnard
    Posted January 11, 2022 at 9:37 am

    What effect will puppy pee have on a hardwood floor protected by Quick Shine??

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    1. Joni Thompson
      Posted January 11, 2022 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Kristi,
      If a dog has an accident on the floor with a coat of our Finish, you may notice a cloudy stain. If this occurs, you can spot treat the affected areas with ammonia and HOT water. Apply solution, let sit 1-2 minutes and wipe away. Once the area is clean and dry, simply reapply a new coat to blend and even out the appearance of your floor again.

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    2. Carol Cecil
      Posted September 17, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      I live in the country and have a large dog and have a lot of sand around us. Can I use plain water several times a week to clean the dirt and sand off with out damaging the shine?

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      1. Steven Quick
        Posted September 20, 2022 at 8:56 am

        Hi Carol,

        Yes, plain water or a pH neutral cleaner is great for everyday cleaning. It is important however to wait several days after applying a new coat of finish before cleaning.

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  4. Jennifer
    Posted April 17, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Can you tell where I went wrong. My finish looks spotty in some areas; like dry skin. Help me please.
    thank you

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted April 18, 2022 at 12:39 pm

      Hi Jennifer,

      Quick Shine Floor Finish may be reacting with a residue on your floors as it sounds like it performed properly in some other areas. We recommend spot treating or removing the Finish from your floors and starting fresh with Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. Once the floor is clean and dry, simply reapply for an even appearance.

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  5. Theresa Anderson
    Posted September 8, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    I clean houses and they want me to use quick shine floor finish every two weeks. Will that hurt the floors to do it that often. Will it build up and if it does how do I strip it to get back to original floor surface.

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    1. Joni Thompson
      Posted September 9, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      Hi Theresa,
      We recommend applying Quick Shine Floor Finish every 2-6 months when needed. Maintain the shine every two weeks with Quick Shine Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner. This pH-neutral cleaner will not remove the finish and will clean the floor surface enhancing the shine with every clean.

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  6. Steve R Burock
    Posted March 3, 2023 at 11:07 am

    The dried floor luster hardens on the mop pad, how do we clean the hardened luster off the application mop?

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted March 3, 2023 at 12:14 pm

      Hi Steve,
      You can soak your mop pad in a mixture of 1 cup Ammonia and 1/2 gallon of HOT water for 30-45 minutes and rinse clear. This should dissolve the hardened finish and soften the fibers of your mop again.

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  7. Christian Zola
    Posted March 13, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    Just did my first quick shine, love it, but now I’m already worried about the future…two questions – Refresh it every 2-4 months, but do I just reapply over the existing polish or do I deep clean? If reapply over the Polish then How often is it recommended to strip all together using your deep clean?

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    1. Steven Quick
      Posted March 15, 2023 at 8:52 am

      You can reapply over existing applications every 2-6 months when needed. Deep Clean every few years.

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      1. Mike
        Posted January 7, 2024 at 9:08 am

        Can i use quick shine multi floor finish on unsealed stone with unsealed cement groute?

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        1. Steven Quick
          Posted January 8, 2024 at 10:43 am

          Hi Mike,
          Quick Shine is a water based polish designed for use on sealed hard surface floors. You can use it on your unsealed stone and cement grout but multiple coats may be required to achieve a high gloss shine on your floors.

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  8. Kathy
    Posted January 19, 2024 at 12:14 pm

    I have LVP floor that I was about to replace as it is badly scratched in areas. I tried your Pure Wax in a few areas and am so impressed with the results!
    My questions:
    Which product should I use as a cleaner for regular mopping?
    How often will I need to re apply Pure Wax?
    Would your Luster or MultiSurface Finish product work as well as the wax?

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    1. Joni Thompson
      Posted January 22, 2024 at 9:40 am

      Hi Kathy,

      Pure Wax is a great product for LVP floors. We recommend using Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner (blue label) to maintain the shine. This product is available at Walmart, The Home Depot and Amazon. Generally, you should only have to apply Pure Wax every 2-6 months when needed. 😊

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