Tom you really don't want to keep putting things overtop of these "cleaners" because the problem will still be there.
If you've tryed denatured alcohol, most likly your talking about some form of polyurethan finish which won't come off with very many types of solvent. Rough sanding is usually the best way to get it all off.
It sounds like the "cleaners" have changed the structure of the original finish in some way and untill that finish is fully restored or removed you'll always have problems with it.
Many finishes do not adhere to other finishes and untill you know what the original finish is, I wouldn't put anything else on it.
Honestly, I think your best bet is to bring it all down to bare wood and just apply a new finish on the floor.
Sorry to say but if you just add something on top, you'll never fix your problem.
Hi, everyone, thanks for your contributions. I did a search today for Orange Glo, seems I am not the only one to have experienced this problem. Two of the reviews gave Orange Glo a resounding failure, just for the problems I out lined, luckily enough, one of them did have some 18 years of flooring experience, seems Orange Glo is an Acrylic, when I called Orange Glo, they said that their product is specifically not to be used over Aluminum Oxide finshed floors.
Any way, the advice of the two posters on the Orange Glo review site were in agreement. Use Windex, seems that it will disolve Acrylic surface coatings, use a buffer and lots of clean clothes, and keep the surface wet and it will clean all the residues off and get it down to the original finish.
Glad you found a solution. Make sure the read all of the instructions before putting anything else on the floor! Hope it cleans up ok for you. You really don't want to go to the hassle of refinishing the floors!
Here's what we use to clean our Maple hardwood floors. 1 cup of distilled vinegar to 1gallon of water. Mop on, let set, sponge mop up the best you can, and use a terry/cotton towel to dry. Works great, and leaves the floor looking and feeling very nice. I am not sure if it will remove the residue that is already on your floor though. My wife's friend told us about it when we first moved into our house six years ago, and have not bought a commercial floor cleaner since. Good Luck, Bill
Don't even consider Sanding. Prefinished flooring is far superior to anything you can add later. Do you know the manufacturer? If so Write/ e-mail/ surf the net for info from them as to how to clean up your mess. They have seen it all and have an answer. Just ask the source and follow their direction. Forget the removal thopughts as that is the last thing ever to do. Besides the mess it invalves, the prefinish is far better than anything even the pros can provide.
We got the mess cleaned up. The advise on the Orange Glo Epinions site was to use Windex and a commercial floor buffer with a white abrasive scotch pad and it worked like a charm. One other post advised using Simple Green and another said to use Ammonia, So we got some of each.
The Windex worked some what, we changed to full strength commercial lemon sented ammonia from Home Depot, kept the floor wet a head of the buffer and went back and forth overlapping 50% on each trip and it came up like magic. Wipe the floor up with clean terry rags or towels before it drys and then Swiffer Wet Jet clean up for the final pass and it is back to looking like it did when it was new.