Removing Mop and Glo From Flooring?

June 11, 2010

mopping a floorHow do I get Mop and Glo wax off a tile floor?

By Connie from Roanoke, VA



June 11, 20100 found this helpful
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Ceramic tile? If so then try vinegar. If it's vinyl tile then you can pick up floor stripper from Sam's Club or Costco and follow the directions on the package.

June 13, 20100 found this helpful
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Ammonia! Mix half & half with water, use a very wet mop, let sit a minutes, voila! Wax all gone! Make sure to have lots of ventilation and do NOT mix with bleach!

June 14, 20100 found this helpful
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Use AquaMix Heavy Duty Tile and Grout Cleaner, available at most floor covering stores or possibly at Lowe's or Home Depot. Follow directions carefully! Then, use Armstrong Once N Done to clean your tile, never anything that will "coat" your floor.


If you want to protect your grout, use Sealer's Choice Gold (kind of expensive, but you'll only have to do it once every few years). It is great and you just "paint" your grout lines -- grout only, not tile.

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October 1, 2017

My husband had just installed vinyl plank flooring in parts of our home. He decided to surprise me and shine it up with Mop n Glo.

Disaster! It left permanent mop marks and easily spots and scratches. What can I safely use to remove this?


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October 1, 20170 found this helpful
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Here are a few things you can try.

  1. Mix one cup of vinegar with a gallon of water and mop your floors. Afterwards, rinse the floors with water. If you are still seeing a build up repeat the moping with vinegar a second time.
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  3. If the vinegar solution doesn't work, try adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to one gallon of water. Mix well and make sure the baking soda is dissolved. With a clean mop and a clean bucket of water, mop your floor again. If you are using the same mop to mop your floor you will need to make sure the mop is clean and there is no baking soda left in the mop.
  4. If the first two options didn't work you will need to use ammonia to clean the floor. Mix 2 cups of ammonia with one gallon of water. Use a soft scrubbing pad or a nylong scrub brush. You will need to scrub the floor to remove the residue from the mop and glow. It is suggested that you test this mixture on an area of the floor first to make sure it doesn't damage your floor. If it is fine use this to clean the rest of your floor. After scrubbing you will need to wash the floor with clean water.
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December 9, 2014

What do I use to remove Mop & Glo build on my wood floors?

By Cheryl C.


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December 12, 20140 found this helpful

A strong solution of ammonia in mop water or hands and knees; your preference will remove wax build up on vinyl flooring. keep changing the water as it will soil quickly.

November 2, 20150 found this helpful

mop and glow build up on laminate floors

May 16, 20210 found this helpful

Use Lysol and hot water with 1 cup of ammonia. Make sure to rinse the mop in clear water often. Use a scrub brush on heavily coated areas also you can let ammonia solution sit on it for a few minutes.


Make sure to rinse the ammonia solution off of the floor afterward. Repeat until its gone. I have used a razor blade and straight ammonia to remove buildup of mop and glo.

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June 11, 2012

How do I get Mop and Glo off of the floor?

By Glenda E.


October 8, 20210 found this helpful

I have the same problem with vinyl plank flooring. My dogs have left scratches in the mop and glo.

December 4, 20210 found this helpful

If you want to get rid of build up on your floors, get e green scrubby, ammonia, and hot water. Spread the solution in 2ftx2ft squares. Wait for 5 minutes.


Scrub that area with the green scrubby.WIPE up the solution with a clean cloth.repeat till you have it all done. RINSE the floor with clean water

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March 27, 2014

I have question about rubberized based with thin wood looking top kitchen flooring. I don't know if it's actual rubber or just what type of material? This floor has been in a kitchen for close to 35 years or so and has had approximately the same amount of years of Mop & Glo applied to it from the time it was put in. As far as the owners know has never been stripped.

I am looking for a way of keeping the floor clean, and give it a shine "naturally" without leaving any type of layer or residue behind that could be scratched, marred or scraped by seats or chairs sliding across it or even a large dog romping and running across it and skidding leaving its nail marks on it. Is there any such way cleaning and shining a wood looking for that wouldn't leave a layer behind that a dogs nails would leave scrapes and scratches in it?


By Clayton


January 4, 20180 found this helpful

i have the same problem and looking for some body answer

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