Due to the hard and stable nature of concrete, it is easy to forget that the material can stain. You might treat concrete as if it is prone to all sorts of damage and stains, but oil, grease and other liquids can stain it just like any other flooring material. If you have stubborn stains on your concrete floors, the following tips will help you remove them.
Prepare for the Stain Removal Process
One thing to remember about removing stains from concrete is that the sooner you act, the better off you will be. Concrete is a porous material, which means
There are also some additional supplies you will need. To remove stubborn stains from concrete, make sure you have the following items on hand:
- Goggles and gloves
- Stiff brush
- Concrete cleaner
- Paper towels
- Kitty litter
Test the Cleaning Product
Your concrete cleaner should be appropriate for the type of stain you have. Make sure you read the labels carefully so you can purchase the right one. You might be able to find a cleaner that works on different types of concrete stains, which is ideal if you have multiple types of stains.
Before using the product on the entire concrete floor, test it
Apply the Concrete Cleaner
You should already have the cleaning product mixed at this point. If not, go ahead and mix it according to the package instructions. Pour the cleaner onto the concrete stains, working one-at-a-time. Use your stiff brush to scrub the cleaner into the stain, scrubbing vigorously. Once you have scrubbed the stain, let the cleaner sit on the stain for several minutes. If you still see the stain, repeat the process until it starts to disappear.
Rinse the floor thoroughly once the stains are gone. Use your hose to rinse the floors, or use a pressure washer if you have one available. Dry