Quick shine ruined my floor. Awww!! Quick shine® is the brand name of a floor care product line. And it’s absolutely a perfect cleaner for your hardwood floor. It provides that stunning, shiny look and helps revive your hardwood floor.
Perhaps you accidentally got drops of the quick shine finish or hardwood floor luster on your table, counter, or even floor, and you’re disturbed as to whether or not you could manage it, or maybe you do not even have an idea of what to do about it.
Be rest assured this article has got you covered. Among other things, we would explain how to restore your floor using the quick shine deep cleaner solution.
Restoring my hardwood floor
- In a bucket filled with hot water, get your deep cleaner diluted.
Note: Hot water seems more effective hence, the use.
- Get your sponge mop or hardwood floor mop and gradually apply it to the floor surface in sections to maintain a more effortless removal and clean-up.
- Afterward, allow the deep cleaner solution to sit on the floor for some minutes. Be careful not to let the solution dry and adhere to the surface. But perhaps the solution appears to be drying. Add a little quantity of warm water to keep the surface wet.
- By now, the quick shine floor you’re trying to remove should begin to turn to a milky white film which indicates that the finish is being removed.
- After a few minutes per se, you apply pressure to it using the microfiber scrubber pad. You want to give it an aggressive agitation and elbow grease to remove ground-in dirt and multiple layers of the finish.
- Once you’re sure the floor finish has been completely removed, you rinse the area with warm water and allow for some time to dry. After which, proceed to the next floor section and repeat steps 1-6.
Note: If there are heavy buildups, you may need to use a second treatment, or you might have to increase one cup per gallon to 2-3 cups per gallon. This is so because the deep cleaner is concentrated, and it often makes 3.5 gallons(at one cup per gallon) which should be enough for 500 square feet.
- So after the process is completed, you can now proceed to apply a coat of our quick shine® floor finish or quick shine® hardwood floor luster to bring your floor back to life hence giving them the beautiful shine they deserve.
Cleaning Hardwood Floors Properly
Clean up spills to prevent watermarks. Wipe immediately any wet spills as they happen.
- Have mops dampened with change in season
Use a lightly dampened microfiber mop to clean in the direction of the wood grain. However, unless you’ve neglected the floor for weeks and have mud and sticky messes everywhere, you do not need to damp mop the floor more than four times per year.
Be sure not to use a sopping wet mop because too much water can cause sealed floors to buckle.
- Discard dirt daily
To prevent scratches and wear down of floor finish, you must vacuum, sweep, or dust mop daily to remove dirt. Ensure to look under the area rugs that can trap grit that will scratch floors.
- Buff dry
Use a completely dry microfiber mop to prevent streaking.
Removing paint on a wooden floor
Step 1: Prepare the area for use by removing any surface dirt and dust using a vacuum. Always remember to work in sections at a time for maximum result. However, you shouldn’t wet the floor within 6 hours of applying this technique as you want the paint to get extremely dried and hard.
Step 2: Using your scraper, apply moderate pressure to the flooring while making your way toward the wall. Start gentle and soft, and if you feel the need to rework sections, why not! You can go back with more pressure. You want to apply enough pressure to flick the speckles of paint but be careful not to gouge your floors or create additional damage.
During this process, there’s every likelihood that your scraper will be covered in dust and dirt. Good one! All you’re trying to do is remove surface gunk buildup that your vacuum and mop can’t remove. Just wipe your scraper with a dry towel between each swipe.
Step 3: Gently apply pressure to remove the loosened paint dirt and specks using your upholstery brush or vacuum detail.
Repeat steps two and three until you’re sure all surface paint and grime have been removed.
Step 4: Use a small detail paintbrush to apply a scratch cover to any area or gouge where the varnish had been worn, and bare woods are apparent. This particularly would be visible along the edges of the planks.
Step 5: Ensure that you allow the scratch cover to dry for a day before mopping or allowing the surface to get wet.
This same technique should apply to other floor sections until the entire surface has been cleaned. However, you should pay attention to the floor’s perimeter, as this is where gunk tends to build up fastest.
Removing dried varnish from hardwood floors.
Step 1: Start by using a hot, damp cloth to wipe the floors down to prep the area and dry the surface immediately with a dry cloth.
You have to wait patiently until you can see the varnish appear on the surface. However, you may need to be at a particular angle to see if the varnish is clear or if it matches your existing stain. Depending on how necessary it may seem, you can indulge in using a lamp to spotlight the area.
Step 2: Dip a paper towel in a nail polish remover and hold the towel firmly onto the varnish spot. Press for 10 minutes thereabout.
Step 3: Remove the paper towel and wipe the surface immediately with water and a damped cloth. Repeat the same procedure until all varnish is removed.
Note: Be careful not to allow nail polish remover to sit on your hardwoods longer than 10 minutes at a time, as this could remove your flooring finish. While you can repeat steps on the same spot, ensure to wipe with water and dry thoroughly between each application.
Reasons wood floors often look dull.
- Redistribution of dirt
Using a dust mop, dirty mop, or forgetting to sweep or vacuum the floor before cleaning simply redistributes the dirt. You can imagine what happens when all that dust, dirt, and grit gets trapped in the cleaning solution and merely remains on the floor’s surface.
- When you use too many products
Even when you’re cleaning and doing things the right way, using too much cleaning product or water will leave floors looking worse. Too much of everything isn’t always better.
- When scratches are out of control.
When you frequently wear shoes with high heels in the house, you have pets with sharp claws, or perhaps you forgot to put a clean doormat inside and outside the entrance areas, you definitely cannot escape having scratches. And scratches and scuffs equal dull floors. So you want to practice a little bit of prevention to have them minimal.
- When your cleaner does more harm than good.
Unfortunately, many acrylic-based liquid waxes that promise to make your wood floors glow can make them look worse. The floor tends to either turn milky or look patchy when applied on top of polyurethane finishes or paint wax.
However, you can use mineral spirits or elbow grease on a small area at a time to remove the milky look of acrylic waxes. And to completely restore the shine, you’d have to strip and reseal the floors.
In addition, some harsh chemicals such as ammonia, bleach, undiluted vinegar, pine oil, or chlorine can damage floor finishes.
- When the floor needs refinishing
So far, a floor does have foot traffic. No finish on such a hardwood floor can last forever. Solid hardwood floors and even engineered hardwood floors with a thinner veneer can be resealed and refinished as many times as possible before needing to be replaced.
Conclusion – Quick Shine Ruined my Floor
It’s okay to make mistakes, especially when you’re not a pro in the business. I mean, even professionals sometimes do. However, it’s not enough to make such a mistake and remain silent.
Once you observe the mess that your floor cleaner has caused your floor, all you need to do is immediately find a means of restoring the floor. Using the quick shine deep cleaner is just a perfect solution for you.
Be sure to work in sections while using the deep cleaner, and also know when you have to apply a second treatment to have your floor revived and get that beautiful shine they deserve.