How to Remove Quick Shine from Floors

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Quick Shine is one of the best ways to bring your floor back to life. Nevertheless, there are situations when the results aren’t what we anticipated. It could be due to our high expectations for the product or simply because of some imperfections. Either way, you know that you’ve got no other option other than striping the coating you’ve just applied to your floor.

In this guide, we will walk you through all of the effective methods for removing Quick Shine from your floor. Without further ado, let’s get started.

How to Remove Quick Shine from Floors Like a Pro

1-Quick Shine Deep Cleaner

If you don’t mind investing in a commercial product, I highly recommend getting Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. It’s a product designed specifically to remove Quick Shine from floors. It is suitable for hardwood, laminate, tile, stone floors…etc.

Once you have the product on hand, here’s what you should do. In a bucket, dilute one cup of Quick Shine Deep Cleaner with one gallon of hot water.

Apply the solution to your floor and let it work its magic. You should only work on small sections at a time since you don’t want the solution to dry on your floor.

Then, scrub the area with a rough-sided sponge or steel wool pad to remove the Quick Shine finish off your floor.

Lastly, rinse the treated area with cool water and leave it to dry. After that, jump to another section of your floor and repeat the same procedure.

Side Note: For heavy buildup, you may need to repeat the procedure on the same floor section. You’ll also have to increase the dilution from 1 cup per gallon to 2 to 3 cups per gallon.

Remark: Since you’ll need a lot of elbow grease and aggressive agitation, an agitator mop pad can come in handy.

Related: How to Remove Pledge From Wood Floors.


Windex is another commercial product you can use to remove Quick Shine from your floor. It’s actually recommended by the individuals who made Quick Shine.

All you need to do is to spray Windex over a section of your floor, let it sit for a minute, and then wipe it with a damp cloth.

Lastly, rinse the treated area and repeat the operation in another section of your floor.


This time, we have a product for you that you probably already have. It’s ammonia.

In a bucket, mix ¼ ammonia with 1 gallon of water. Apply the solution with a mop or a sponge. Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes before rinsing it with hot water. Avoid leaving the mixture for too long, especially if you have laminate floors.

Please keep in mind that ammonia is corrosive and can cause severe health issues. Therefore, we strongly advise wearing rubber gloves and keeping your workspace well ventilated.

Remark: Do not use ammonia on hardwood floors. Doing so will more likely dull or scratch your floor’s finish. If you want to remove Quick Shine from your hardwood floor, we recommend using one of the two approaches mentioned above.

When Should You Hire a Cleaning Service?

If you don’t feel comfortable doing this task alone or just don’t have the energy to do it, we recommend hiring a professional cleaning service. Bear in mind that removing Quick Shine off a floor is a laborious process.

Something I’d like to emphasize is to avoid using random products just to remove Quick Shine off your floor. I know it’s tempting, particularly given the cost of hiring a cleaning company, but remember that certain chemicals can cause irreversible damage.


We hope you were able to get Quick Shine off your lovely floor. Don’t forget to leave us a comment below, sharing with us your experience with Quick Shine.

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