How do I get Quick Shine off of my kitchen tiles.

Sally Alter
by Sally Alter

I spent three days down on my hands and knees scrubbing the grout on my ceramic tiles with vinegar. It looked great. I used Quick Shine to polish it and it looked all shiny and new. Then the next day when I tried to mop it, it started to come off in long, skinny rolls that looked like wet blotting paper. The more I pushed the mop back and for forth the more of this stuff came off the floor and I had to stop every two minutes to get it off the mop and out of the indented grouting. I changed mops, same thing.

I got so frustrated I left some of it on to dry, but when I looked at it the next day I had a shiny floor with huge dull spots and bits of this stuff all stuck to the floor where I had left it on wet.

How do I get this dreadful stuff off?

  5 answers
  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Sep 14, 2018

    There is a product specifically designed to remove Quick Shine Floor Cleaner. It's called Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. Here is a link to this product on Amazon:

    In the Amazon reviews on this product, there are instructions & best practices from people who are in your situation.

    Quick Shine Deep Cleaner was specifically developed to remove Quick Shine Floor Finish and imperfections such as trapped pet hair, dust, scuffing and ground-in dirt without harming hardwood floors or their polyurethane seal or any other type of floor surface.

    Dilute the Deep Cleaner in hot water and apply it to the floor. Let it stand a few minutes, then agitate with a rough-sided sponge or an agitator mop pad. Do small sections of the floor at a time.

    For heavy buildup, you may need to use fine steel wool and a second treatment. Also, increase the dilution of 1 cup per gallon to

    3 cups, I was told.

    Deep Cleaner is concentrated; it makes

    3 gallons, which should be enough for 500 square feet.

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    • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Sep 14, 2018

      I completely agree with you. Maybe you can look at the ingredients of that product and find a similar product that has similar ingredients? I hope your problem gets resolved as I know it must be very frustrating for you.

  • Joanne Joanne on Sep 14, 2018

    I clean my tile and grout with a TEFLON brush attachment on my husbands drill. Saved hours of scrubbing. use any cleaner you like, I used a degreaser , when dry I recoated my grout. I do not do my tile. Shine is great but can get very slippery if wet it is a coating.

  • S S on Sep 15, 2018

    Folks, simplest way to clean grout is to use gel toilet bowl cleaner with bleach. Apply to grout in 4’x4’ sections of tile area, allow to sit a few minutes, use a scrub brush and brush a few strokes and wipe up with old towels. Do no walk on the tile until mopped with clear water as it is extremely slick! I have lots of old bath towels I save for jobs like this and simply run a load in the washer when I am done. Your grout will look like new. I don’t seal mine,but use gel toile cleaner if a touch up is needed.

  • Kim Hermansky Zoccali Kim Hermansky Zoccali on Sep 15, 2018

    Quick shine can only be used on porous tiles like quarry tile, not ceramic. You can remove it easily with ammonia, hot water and a scrub brush. Cheap and quick results.

    • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Sep 21, 2018

      I am surprised you said that Kim, as on the bottle it mentions vinyl and other materials that are not porous. Most confusing. However, I know that I shall never use that product again. Not even if they pay me.

  • Regina Copeland Alcodray Regina Copeland Alcodray on Jun 02, 2020

    what is the ratio of ammonia to water to clean floor