3 Easy Ways To Clean Up Fluid Stains Off Concrete

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Your garage floor takes a lot of abuse. Things like oils and transmission fluids can destroy the concrete. Instead of buying expensive concrete cleaners, try cleaning your garage floor with these simple solutions. These tricks will remove even the toughest grime from your garage floor.

Laundry Detergent

If your washer and dryer are in the garage, you have everything you'll need for stain cleanup right at your fingertips.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Laundry stain remover
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Cold water
  • Bleach
  • Stiff-bristle broom
  • Newspaper

Directions

  1. Spray a generous amount of stain remover on the oil stain.
  2. Allow it sit for about 15 minutes.
  3. Pour ½ cup laundry detergent and ¼ cup bleach on stain.
  4. Scrub the area with stiff-bristle broom.
  5. Place newspaper over the area and allow to dry.
  6. Throw newspapers away once the area is dry.

Baking Soda

If you've got a few drips that you need to get cleaned up, simply sprinkle baking soda on them. As the baking soda dries, it will soak up the oils that are on the floor. Once it dries, sweep it up with a broom and toss it in the trash.

Newspaper

You never know when you're going to have an oil spill in the garage. To prepare for the cleanup, keep a supply of old newspapers on hand. Get several sheets of newspaper wet and place them on top of the spill. Step on the papers with your feet and allow the papers to dry. Throw the newspaper away as soon as it dries.

Concrete Cleaner

If you've got old stains on your garage floor, they're not a lost cause. In fact, with this homemade cleaning trick, even old set-in stains will come off your garage floor.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Paint thinner
  • Cat litter
  • Broom

Directions

  1. Open your garage door and windows for adequate ventilation.
  2. Pour a generous amount of paint thinner on the spills.
  3. Be sure to completely cover the spills.
  4. Cover the paint thinner with cat litter.
  5. Allow the mixture to sit on the stains for at least an hour.
  6. Sweep up the mixture and place it in a heavy-duty bag.
  7. Discard bag in a trash can outside your home.
  8. For tough set-in stains, you may need to repeat the process once.

Go ahead and use your garage for car repairs. Once you're done, you can clean away the spills and stains using these simple cleaning methods. For more serious damage to your garage floor, you should contact a concrete contractor like Pyramid Concrete & Consulting Ltd. They'll be able to repair the damage and restore your concrete garage floor.

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