If you are looking around at your garage floor and wondering how you got so many grease, oil and other spots, you might also be wondering how to clean them up. We are a garage door company serving Roseville, and we have plenty of suggestions for you on how to remove these types of stains and other spots and messes.
Grease and Oil Spots
The first thing you want to do is to cover the grease and oil stains with a layer of kitty litter or sawdust. These will help absorb the layer of oil or grease. Just be sure to leave the litter or sawdust on the floor for at least one full day.
After that, take a broom (one with rigid bristles) and sweet up the litter or sawdust and any other dirt the broom picks up. After that, pour some type of dry dishwasher detergent or a concrete cleaner (found at your local hardware store) on the stains. Let the cleaning agents sit for about 45 minutes to an hour and then carefully pour boiling water on it. Scrub vigorously with the broom.
If a stain is particularly stubborn, you can use muriatic acid. Just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using this type of cleaner, and use baking soda after you’re done to neutralize the acid. Also be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Use one ounce of trisodium phosphate in one gallon of hot water. Then wet the concrete with the solution, use a broom with rigid bristles and scrub. After that, let the solution sit and soak on the concrete for about 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.
If there are cracks on your garage floor, they can be filled in with epoxy paste. Just be sure to scrape away any excess so the epoxy that remains is flush with the rest of the floor. Let the epoxy dry thoroughly and then you can sand it down so the finish is nice and smooth. If you have larger cracks on your floor, you can do the same thing and that should fill in the cracks as well.
We hope you find these suggestions helpful and useful!
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