Coating your concrete and specifically, your garage floor, helps to make cleaning up spills and stains easier. But how do you really clean them off the coating? Surface Bella wants to provide you with tips to improve your floor’s appearance and extend the lifespan of your floor coating. Removing stains doesn’t have to be a chore when you use the right products and tips.
Know What Garage Floor Coating You Have
Different floor coatings will require different maintenance needs and different cleaning products. Knowing what floor coating you have will help you prevent damage while cleaning and make removing the substance much safer.
Properly cleaning and maintaining your floor coating will make sure it lasts for years. Polyaspartic can last up to 20 years, whereas epoxy can last anywhere from 2 to 10 years. Depending on the garage floor coating you have applied, will depend on how long it lasts, when it may start to lift or peel, or how damage can affect certain materials.
When you have grease on your floor coating start by using towels or rags to blot most of the liquid up. You can then spot clean leftovers with a grease remover and hot water. It is important to blot the spot to not make the stain bigger or spread the grease around.
When you have a garage floor coating applied, asking the company about tips or cleaners they recommend will help you protect the look of your garage floor coating. Surface Bella Garage Floors wants to help keep your concrete intact and make your home safer and healthier. Cleaning the floor coatings is important in order to achieve this.
The sticky substance of tar can be extremely hard to remove. Many garage floor coating companies recommend that their professionals remove the tar rather than by the homeowner because of its ability to ruin the coating.
Cleaning products that you need to avoid using on your garage floor coatings include:
- Paint thinners or lacquer thinners
- Abrasive cleaners
- Pressure washers
- Calcium, Lime, and Rust Remover
Cleaning Oil Or Paint
Your garage is a common place to store oil, washer fluid, paint, food, or other substances. These sticky or oily substances may find their way onto your floor coating at some point during its lifetime. Removing oil based products may be hard to do with water, so helping to soak up the oil or clump the paint can be done with some newspaper, sand, sawdust, or ash. Doing this will make it much easier to wipe up after a drying product is applied.
Older or dry spots of oil can be lifted with a degreaser. It may not completely remove the stain the first time, but you should be able to repeat using the degreaser and rubbing it gently for a few minutes, multiple times until you see desired results.
When your floor coating is first applied, some oil resistant coatings can be applied. This will ensure that the oil doesn’t sink in and result in a massive stain on your floor coating. Removing stains from your garage floor coating may not be possible, so if you want your clean floor back, you may need to recoat the entire space for a sparkling look.
Regular Maintenance Tips For Your Garage Floor
Performing regular maintenance on your garage floor coatings will help lower the risk of stains on your coatings and help them to last for much longer than anticipated. Some cleaning tips you can follow include sweeping the floor daily to help prevent excessive dirt build-up, complete a water rinse and use a pH balanced cleaner to get the floors clean and sparkling, and use a squeegee to remove excess moisture from clinging to dirt and debris and lingering on your floor.
Surface Bella Garage Floor Coatings
Our company was created around bringing exceptional coatings to homes across the state of South Carolina. Garage Floors get a reputation for being ugly and dirty and something that should be kept behind closed doors. Surface Bella wants to transform your floors into something more functional and visually appealing.
We bring the quality to all of our work and respect your time and money. Our company has many satisfied customers that have said their home is not more functional than before. If you are looking for a professional team to improve your concrete spaces, contact our team in Greenville, today!