An efficient stripping compound formulated to substantially reduce time and labor costs by eliminating the need to rinse as well as the need to machine agitate. The Rinse Free Strip formula contains water-miscible organic solvents which quickly penetrate and liquefy multiple layers of floor finish, wax, and water-base seals. This combination of solvents provides complete evaporation of any residue which remains on the floor after pick up. Leaves stripped flooring neutral and free of residue without rinsing. Rinse Free Strip has low foaming characteristics and will quickly penetrate and re-emulsify multiple layers of finish, wax, and water-base seals, thus enabling the use of automatic scrubbers for floor stripping.