Sometimes, it might be easy to remove stains from a concrete floor. But, it also depends on the porousness of the surface. You should keep in mind that Oil, Paint, Rust, and Mastic stains might need special attention while cleaning. Learn here the simplest ways on how to remove stain from concrete.
Easy Ways to Clean Concrete Stains
You need to keep your concrete clean for a couple of reasons. One is for aesthetic purposes because a clean floor simply looks nice. The other reason is to prepare it for sealing layers on your concrete. If you don’t treat the stains right away, they may destroy your concrete floor.
Porous concrete absorbs stains easily. But, old and new stains are treated differently.
If it’s a new stain, act fast. Try and soak up as much as possible with a paper towel. Use a nylon brush to scrub it away. Don’t rub, this will only drive the stain further into concrete.
If it’s an old stain, sweep thoroughly. If that doesn’t work, use a shop vacuum.
You might want to use a cleaner tailored for that particular stain for some stains.
Some particular stains like oil, paint, and rust need to be treated differently.
⇒ How to Remove Oil Stains From Concrete?
If it’s a freshly spilled oil stain, act quick. Pour clay or clumping cat litter over the stain and work it in with a stiff broom or brush. Leave the kitty litter for at least an hour, and then sweep up the mess.
If it’s an old stain, follow these instructions. Mix one cup of TSP(trisodium phosphate) in a gallon of hot water, then pour the solution on the surface. Let it soak in for at least 30 minutes, and then scrub with a stiff nylon brush.
Finally, blast the spot with your hose set to the highest pressure.
⇒ How To Remove Paint Stain From Concrete?
First, scrub the area with Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) and water. Rinse the area and let it dry for a few hours. Next up, take off peeling paint with a putty knife. Apply paint thinner and don’t disturb it overnight.
Using a wire brush or a scraper might be effective to remove the remaining paint, for a small stain. But, if it’s a large outdoor area, you might have to consider using a pressure washer.
⇒ How To Remove Rust Stain From Concrete?
New rust stains can be treated with mild acid of white vinegar. Pour the vinegar of the stain, let it sit for 10 minutes, then scrub with a nylon brush.
For old or large rust stains, you might require commercial rust remover. Because these products usually contain much more powerful acid than vinegar. So, protection for your eyes and hands is a must. Follow the application directions on the package and let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes. Next up, clean the area with a garden hose.
Once these stains are removed, mop your concrete floor with water and floor cleaner. You might need a shop vacuum to clean up the remaining water and debris.
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After following the above DIY steps, if the stains remain, then hire the best professional near you. Give us a call to know detailed information about our service. Total Solution Cleaning & Restoration assures you that our experienced and well-trained employees will give the best service possible.