Your garage floor gets a lot dirt and traffic, which can cause it to look worn down. Over time, your garbage floor can become a disaster from dirt, stains and leaks. The mess can also make your environment less attractive and potentially dangerous. Dirt, mud and other messy liquids can be tracked into your home.
Garage floor maintenance is a tedious task. You should do it at least twice per year, ideally more. Depending on the use of your garage, you can also clean your garage floor on an as-needed basis. Garages that are used as workshops should have their floors cleaned regularly.
Tips for maintaining concrete garage floors
Garage floor care tips are for floors that have a polyaspartic coat. Standard concrete floors can be easily maintained with a simple cleaning routine and some preventative maintenance. Apart from looking for garage floor coating services in NJ, here are few tips that will help you to maintain concrete garage floors:
Keep it clean
A simple way to keep concrete garage floors clean is to sweep them free from dirt and debris. You should sweep your garage every few months with a broad push broom. This is particularly important during the winter months, when deicing salt is added to the garage. Over time, concrete will become more porous.
Scrub rust stains
Rubbing the floors will usually remove scuffs and dirt. However, rust stains may require more effort. Mix one ounce of trisodiumphosphate (TSM) with a gallon hot water. Pour it onto the concrete. You can let the mixture sit on the concrete for 15 – 20 minutes, then scrub the stain using a push broom with rigid bristles. Rinse the mixture with water. White vinegar can be used to remove the stain. Use a stiff brush to scrub it.
Remove oil stains
Oil spillages can cause slips and falls. To avoid an accident or stain on your garage floor, clean them up. To remove oil stains, you can first soak up any oil with kitty litter or sawdust. To ensure that any oil residue is not absorbed, gently step on the stain and then sweep it away. Later, apply a concentrated concrete degreaser to the stain and let it sit for about 45 minutes to an hour. Use a stiff bristled broom to scrub the area. Rinse it off with water.
Fill the cracks
Before you fill up the crack in the garage floor, make sure to clean out any edges. To remove any loose material, use a chisel or hammer and then clean it out with a shop vacuum. With a putty knife and a chisel, apply epoxy paste to cracks. Push out trapped air by gently pushing it into cracks. After filling the crack, use a trowel to remove excess epoxy and smoothen the surface. For a perfect finish, lightly sand the surface after drying the paste.
Apply concrete sealer
To prevent any future staining, you need to make your garage floor easy to maintain. Apply a concrete sealer. The local hardware store can help you with any questions about the product. The concrete can be sealed to improve its durability and appearance, which will increase the life expectancy of your garage floor.
As a homeowner it is important to maintain your garage’s functionality and appearance. Transylvania Concrete Coatings is a concrete coating company that can help to learn more about new and affordable garage maintenance plan options. All you need to do is contact us for further questions.