Easy Steps To Clean Concrete Garage Floor With VIDEO
Who likes to have a dirty garage?
We all know the answer. Nobody likes to have an oily, stained garage.
Having a dirty, unclean garage adds embarrassment in front of family and friends.
Moreover, greasy chemicals would be really damaging for your concrete garage floor.
If you do not clean your garage floor once in a while, you might have to fix your floor. This will definitely incur extra costs.
Cleaning the garage floor often seems like a complicated task to do.
You know very well that it’s no less than a war.
Knowing how to easily clean your concrete garage floor can turn the struggle into a fun experience.
In this article, I’m going to discuss about several easy steps that may help you in cleaning your concrete garage floor.
Necessary Materials for Washing Garage Floor
Step by Step Guide On Concrete Garage Floor Cleaning
Step 1: Prepare The Garage Floor For Cleaning
Remove garage tools and all the items from garage floor. To protect the walls of your garage, cover it up at least 3 feet from the ground. Use tarpaulin cover and plastic tape for covering. This cover should guard the walls from water and stains during the scrapping process.
Step 2: Sweep The Floor First
Before taking care of the stains and rust, sweep your garage floor first. You may use a broom to sweep the floor. If your garage is large enough, dividing it into small portions may ease up the cleaning process.
Step 3: Remove Oily Stains
Oil, grease or other chemical lead to stains in the garage floor. Removal of stains is a bit tricky but not impossible.
First, try to clean it up using a paper towel.
Then apply vinegar or detergent on the stain to remove the dirty stains.
Always, wear gloves before applying for cleaning solution in the stained area.
Wait for a few minutes and then apply more detergent on top of that.
For tough stains, use seaweed or cat litter on the affected area and leave it for few hours. It will absorb the oil. You may repeat the process few times for bad stains.
Afterwards, sweep the portion again and dump the scrap.
Step 4: Scrub The Stained Area
Mix Detergent in the bucket of warm water. Pour this solution in stained area and wait for ten minutes. Then, scrub the floor with a scrub brush.
A nylon brush that has hard bristle is recommended. You need to soak the brush in the water first to avoid scratching your garage floor.
Step 5: Apply The Cleaning Solution
Make a cleaning solution with 1 gallon of warm water and a quarter cup of detergent. Also add a quarter cup of baking soda.
Combine the solution in your bucket and apply it in the entire garage floor. In 10-15 minutes, the solution will absorb the grease and oil.
You may run the process of scrubbing in the whole garage floor. Detergent works well to clean the garage floor. You may scrub harder for better result.
When you start the scrubbing process, start from the furthest point to door. So when you are done, you don’t need to walk pass the slippery garage floor to reach the door.
Step 6: Remove Rusty Spot
Some spots in garage maybe too rusty to clean. In that case, make a thick paste of solution using warm water and tri-sodium phosphate.
Apply the paste in damaged area and keep it for one hour.
Remember to apply some water in the area in every 10 minutes to keep the paste wet. Otherwise, it will not work. After waiting for an hour, scrub the floor with scrub brush.
Note: If you don't want any hassles then you can use rust converter products for recover rusty spot.
Step 7: Remove the Paint from Garage Floor
Some spots in garage floor may be very difficult to remove. Take for example, the spot coming out from paint.
In that case, make a solution by applying tri-sodium phosphate and baking soda into warm water and apply it in the spot. Wait for the solution to absorb the paint.
Then, scrub it with the scrub brush and rinse it using power washer. Repeat it if the stain does not come off at the first attempt.
Step 8: Wash The Floor
Finally, wash the garage floor with power washer. Make sure that there is no more soap water. After the wash, mop the floor with clean paper towels. Let the floor dry.
So by following these 6-8 easy steps, you can easily clean your concrete floor.
You should wash the garage floor in regular interval. To quickly wash the garage floor, it is recommended to make the same solution of warm water and detergent.
Regular maintenance is necessary for a neat and clean garage floor.