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Q & A with our Experts

Sometimes when we try new products we want to make sure we’re comfortable and know all about it.  We want to feel good knowing we are choosing the better option for our specific needs.  Whether you are a loyal advocate or new to Quick Shine®, below are common Q&A’s answered by our very own renowned experts.

You will quickly see why our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish and Quick Shine® High Traffic Hardwood Floor Luster will bring your floors back to life and outshine the rest in performance.

Q:  What is Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish and Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Luster and how do they work?
A:  Our Floor Finish and Hardwood Floor Luster are water-based polymers that dry to a hard finish and provide an unmatched gloss on sealed hard flooring surfaces.  Each product is also formulated to provide slip resistance to ensure a safe walking surface after application.  Once applied to the floor, be sure not to walk or touch the film until it is dried completely.  After 30-45 minutes (depending on humidity, temperature, and other environmental elements), the finish will be dry to the touch.  Additional coats may be applied after a minimum of 45 minutes (ideally 60 minutes) to ensure the previous coat is dry enough to accept subsequent coats.  It is important to avoid introducing water to the finish for the first 4-5 days and allow a full cure.  This will prevent any water reabsorbing back into the film and potentially causing white water spots to appear.

Q:  What’s the difference between the Hardwood Floor Luster and the Multi-Surface Floor Finish?
A:  Both products are water-based polymers, but the Hardwood Floor Luster is fortified with pure, carnauba wax that is absent in the Floor Finish.  We have also altered the ingredients ratio in the Hardwood Floor Luster to be more specific for use on hardwood flooring.

Q:  How can I clean my floors after applying the Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish?
A:  Dust mopping is the best practice during the first 4-5 days after applying the Floor Finish.  It is recommended to refrain from cleaning with our Floor Cleaner until the finish is fully cured (4-5 days).  Periodic cleaning using our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner or Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Cleaner via our Multi-Surface Spray Mop and microfiber pad is the recommended process.  We do not recommend flood coating the floor during cleaning; instead, it is better to use a damp mop pad or spray mop to apply the cleaner to the flooring surface.  Our ready-to-use cleaners have been specifically formulated to clean your finished floor without leaving any streaking or residues like many other household floor cleaners.

Q:  What’s the difference between the Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Cleaner and the Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner?
A:  These two products contain similar cleaning agents; however, the ratios of these ingredients have been altered in the Hardwood Floor Cleaner to create a product that is more conducive to a hardwood flooring surface.

Q:  Can I use the Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish on an oil-based flooring?
A:  No, it is not recommended to use our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish or Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Luster over a flooring surface that has an oil-based finish because our floor finishes are water-based.  Our products would not adhere over an oil-based product; instead, it would bead-up on the surface.

Q:  I didn’t allow my Floor Finish to dry completely before accidentally dripping water on the floor.  How can I fix it?
A:  White spots are caused when water drops onto the floor finish during the drying/curing process.  Since the Floor Finish is water-based, the presence of water on the surface of the finish during the drying/curing process will cause the finish to absorb that water, creating the white spots.  Even though the finish is dry to the touch and able to be lightly walked on after only 1-2 hours of applying the Floor Finish, it still has to have time to cure.
If you are unable to keep water from dripping on the floor in the curing process (4-5 days after application) we recommend placing temporary rugs/towels in front of appliances/sinks where water drops may occur.  If you do not want to use temporary items, and you allow water drips that create a white spot, do not try to repair the spot immediately.  Allow the area to dry overnight, and then apply the Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish or Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Luster directly to a clean, damp, soft cloth and apply only over the white spot and the immediate surrounding area.  Allow to dry for a minimum of 2 hours and it will again, look uniform with the rest of your floor.

Q:  Can I use the Quick Shine® High Traffic Hardwood Floor Luster on my “hardwood” laminate floors?  If not, what do you recommend?
A:  Our Hardwood Floor Luster and Multi-Surface Floor Finish can be used on laminate flooring.  We have several customers that have used both products with success on their laminate flooring to provide a luster or shine.  It is important to note that caution should be used not to flood coat a laminate flooring surface.  It is recommended to apply thin coats.

Q:  Can I use the Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Luster on my engineered hardwood floors?  If not, what do you recommend?
A:  Absolutely.  Sealed engineered hardwood floors respond very well to our Hardwood Floor Luster product.  It is recommended to apply 2-3 coats to achieve the best shine, especially if the flooring surface is distressed in any way (weather-look, aged, etc.).

Q:  Can I use the Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish on my outside porch or in my garage?
A:  Our floor finish products have been developed and formulated for indoor use applications.  It would not be our recommendation to use our products where outdoor conditions are present.

Q:  The Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish wasn’t applied to my floor properly and now, there are streaks on the floor.  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.  Some examples could be: furniture polish, air freshener mist that has settled on the floor, etc.; 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.

Q:  Can I use a buffer over the Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish or the Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Luster?
A:  It is not necessary to buff our floor finishes as they are dry bright formulas.  You simply apply to your floor and it dries to a bright, gloss finish.  Additional coats will build the gloss to a level that is satisfactory to your preference.
If desired, our Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Luster can be buffed with a floor buffing machine; however, it is not recommended to buff our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish product.

Q:  I’ve applied the Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish to my floors.  Can I use a steam cleaner on it afterwards?
A:  It is not recommended to use steam cleaners on a floor after applying the Floor Finish.  Steam cleaners drive water vapor into the finish, which can affect the floor finish and cause adhesion loss.

If you would like to see more FAQ’s, please click on the Floors 101 tab at the top of this page, and then click on Floor Care FAQ.  We want to thank our experts for taking the time to answer these questions today! 

 

16 Comments

  • donna karsky
    Posted July 21, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    I used the quick shine on laminate flooring and see I miss areas. Can I touch up these areas with the quick shine without stripping the whole floor. I did purchase the deep cleaner and wonder how much of an area one bottle will clean. It was not the concentrate. Thank you for any help.

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    • Steven Quick
      Posted July 26, 2021 at 8:39 am

      Hi Donna,
      Yes, you can go back over the missed areas and blend to even out the appearance of the floor. We recommend applying the Finish to a clean damp cloth and wipe over the missed areas. You should not have to remove the Finish.

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  • Samuel J Graham
    Posted July 20, 2021 at 7:20 am

    I am getting scuff marks on my wood floors after applying Quick Shine (way after the suggested drying time, 2 or 3 weeks). Any suggestions on removing the scuff marks.

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    • Steven Quick
      Posted July 21, 2021 at 2:53 pm

      Hi Samuel,
      Have you tried buffing with a soft cloth to add “heat” to the scuff to bring the shine back yet? You can also spot treat any affected areas with Quick Shine Deep Cleaner and reapply. We typically recommend applying two coats for added durability the first time using our Floor Finish.

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  • Cynthia Mills
    Posted March 10, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    My husband accidentally walked on the floor before it was dry leaving footprints. What’s the best way to get rid of them?

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    • Steven Quick
      Posted March 11, 2021 at 9:40 am

      Hi Cynthia,

      We recommend spot treating the affected areas with a mixture of 1 cup of ammonia and 1/2 gallon of HOT water and allow solution to sit 2-3 minutes before wiping away. This will bring you back to the original floor surface. Once the floor is clean and dry, simply reapply a new coat of finish to blend the appearance.

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      • Camila
        Posted April 2, 2021 at 6:06 pm

        I used Quick Shine Cleaner (purple bottle) on a laminate floor. Floors became really foggy how can I remove the product?

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        • Steven Quick
          Posted April 5, 2021 at 12:25 pm

          Hi Camila,

          We recommend rinsing your floors with plain tap water to remove any residue remaining. Our Quick Shine Hardwood Floor Cleaner is pH neutral and does not contain and harsh chemicals. Do you rinse your mop pad frequently as you clean sections of your floors? To avoid pushing dust/dirt around and hazing the floor, we recommend rinsing the pad occasionally.

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  • Susan
    Posted March 4, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Can a little stain be added to Quick Shine? My floors are old and there are places that are more worn than others. The Quick Shine helps but it is still lighter in the worn spots.

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    • Steven Quick
      Posted March 5, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      Hi Susan. Unfortunately we do not recommend adding stain to the Finish as it will interfere with the product performance/adhesion to your floors. Our finish is water based.

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      • Betty Pylant
        Posted April 26, 2021 at 1:44 pm

        Can you damp mop with Holloway luster

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        • Steven Quick
          Posted April 26, 2021 at 3:15 pm

          Hi Betty,

          Yes, the best way to apply Quick Shine Hardwood Floor Luster is with a clean, damp microfiber mop. Simply squirt the Luster out of the bottle and spread with your damp mop and allow floor to dry completely before walking on the surface.

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      • Valentina Andara
        Posted May 3, 2021 at 8:07 pm

        We applied quick shine multi surface floor finish on tile, this tile was previously months before treated with a grout sealer; when we applied the product now it looks like the floor is dirty, what product can I use to remove quick shine multi surface floor finish ?

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        • Steven Quick
          Posted May 4, 2021 at 2:10 pm

          Hi Valentina,

          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.

          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.walmart.com, http://www.quickshine.net or by calling our Customer Service Center.

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          • Cathy
            Posted July 19, 2021 at 12:26 am

            Could you add a water based stain to Quick Shine.

          • Steven Quick
            Posted July 19, 2021 at 4:05 pm

            Hi Cathy,
            We do not recommend this as it will affect the way our Finish adheres to the floor and levels out.

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