How do I clean garage floor and keep it clean?

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How do I clean garage floor and what can I use as a sealant to help keep it clean

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  • Kauai Breeze Kauai Breeze on Feb 23, 2019

    I found very hot water and automatic dish washer soap to work well on grease, with lots of elbow grease. There are also many concrete cleaners available for different types of stains. I would try an exterior stone and concrete sealer (like they use around pools) to prevent new stains, but make sure it isn't slippery! You don't want to skid through the garage wall if your tires are wet.

  • Lou Lou on Feb 23, 2019

    Dampen the whole garage floor and then sprinkle powdered Tide all over and use a floor broom to go over and scrub and then rinse with hose. Either Lowe's or Home Depot have a concrete sealer that can be applied

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Feb 23, 2019

    After cleaning, you could use a porch and deck paint. However, epoxy coatings work best. There are companies out there that specialize in that service and will guarantee the results. They can make it slip resistant too.

  • William William on Mar 01, 2019

    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.