How to clean a garage floor?


There is some bad oil stains on the floor and I would love to get it cleaned. I have used a pressure washer, but that did not work! Any suggestions?

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  • Have you tried kitty litter? It may be enough to soak up the excess oil. Here are some other ideas:

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 03, 2018

    If it is a typical garage, they are probably oil stains, kitty liter will soak them up.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 03, 2018

    Try grease disolvers.

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Oct 03, 2018

    I'd ask a mechanic or garage maintenance person - they'd know!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 03, 2018

    Purple Power - you can get it at local automotive stores like Napa, O'Reilly, Auto Zone, etc.

  • William William on Oct 04, 2018

    WD-40. Did a leaky oil pan leave a big ugly spot in the middle of your concrete driveway? To get rid of an unsightly oil spot, just spray it with a generous amount of WD-40 and then hose it down with water.

    Soda (Coca Cola). Here’s how to remove oil stains from concrete drive-ways and garage floors: Gather up a small bag of cat litter, a few cans of cola, a stiff bristle broom, bucket, laundry detergent, bleach, eye protection, and rubber gloves. Cover the stain with a thin layer of cat litter and brush it in. Sweep up the litter and pour cola to cover the area. Work the cola in with a bristle broom, and leave the cola for about twenty minutes. Mix 1/4 cup laundry detergent with 1/4 cup bleach in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) warm water and use it to mop up the mess.

    Oven Cleaner. Get those unsightly grease, oil, and transmission fluid stains off your concrete driveway or garage floor. Spray them with Easy Off No Fume Oven Cleaner in the BLUE can. Let it settle for 5-10 minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush and rinse it off with your garden hose at its highest pressure. Severe stains may require a second application.

    Kool-Aid. Nasty rust stains on your concrete? Mix unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid with hot water. Scrub and the rust stain should come right out.

    Baking Soda. Salt and commercial ice-melt formulations can stain — or actually eat away — the concrete around your house. For an effective, but completely innocuous, way to melt the ice on your steps and walkways during those cold winter months, try sprinkling them with generous amounts of baking soda. Add some sand for improved traction.

    Ammonia. Tired of those annoying discolorations on your concrete work? To get rid of them, scrub with 1 cup ammonia diluted in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) water. Hose it down well when you’re done.

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