It’s not just about keeping your garage looking tidy and organized. A clean garage floor is an essential part of any home. Your cars are parked there, you store tools and materials there and you even hang out there sometimes!
Epoxy flooring has become a popular choice for garages because it’s durable and easy to maintain. You can easily sweep or vacuum up dirt from an epoxy floor but what happens if something spills on it?
How do I clean my garage floor after winter?
- Remove any salt or chemicals from the floor.
- Remove any oil stains with a degreaser and a rag.
- Remove any tire marks with a rag and some mineral spirits, or by using a commercial product called “Tire Mark Remover.”
- Clean your garage floor thoroughly with soap and water, scrubbing away any dirt and grime that may have accumulated during winter storage. Use a scrub brush to clean deeper into cracks in the epoxy coat on your garage floor, making sure that all dirt is removed before applying another layer of sealant on top of it.
How do I get the shine back on my epoxy floor?
To remove the dullness from your floor, mix the following: 1 part bleach and 3 parts water in a spray bottle. Spray it onto the floor and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Use a broom to agitate any loose dirt or debris, then mop up with clean towels. Rinse with a hose and dry with clean towels again.
Once everything has dried completely (it will take at least 24 hours), apply an epoxy sealer as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Can you use vinegar on an epoxy floor?
Vinegar is a useful cleaning product that can be used on an epoxy floor. It’s a mild acid, so you have to be careful when using it; otherwise, it could eat through your flooring.
Vinegar has many uses around the house, including removing odors from shoes and as an ingredient in salad dressings and marinades. You can find vinegar at most grocery stores or big box stores like Target and Walmart.
There are several types of vinegar available: apple cider vinegar, distilled white vinegar (the most common type), balsamic vinegar (used for salad dressing), and rice wine vinegar (used primarily in Asian cooking).
You should use distilled white vinegar for cleaning purposes because it does not contain any color or flavor that might stain your flooring material over time if left behind after application or sitting too long before drying thoroughly enough so that no residue remains behind after cleaning has been completed properly!
Can you use Swiffer on epoxy?
If you want to clean the epoxy floor with a Swiffer, you can. However, this may not be the best option for your garage floor. The Swiffer is made of microfiber cloths that have been soaked in water and a chemical cleaning solution. This can cause damage to your garage floor if used too frequently or aggressively.
Microfiber cloths are also difficult to keep clean because they tend to trap dirt and dust within their fibers. If you do decide to use a Swiffer for cleaning your garage epoxy flooring, we recommend using only one of these methods:
- Use only dampened pads instead of full-strength cleaners or detergents
- Use only dry pads on hardwood floors (such as wood laminate)
- Use both wet and dry pads on ceramic tile
How can I clean my garage floor without a pressure washer?
- Microfiber mop
- Dust mop
- Hand brush (not a power brush)
You can also use a vacuum, but it’s not the best option. A pressure washer will give you a more thorough clean and get rid of any dirt that might be stuck to your floor.
How do you clean an unsealed concrete garage floor?
- Sweep up debris with a broom.
- Wash away dirt and grime with a hose.
- Clean your garage floor with a pressure washer. To keep your concrete from cracking, use hot water instead of cold.
The pressure washer will help remove oil stains, dirt, and grime that have collected on top of the epoxy sealer over time—and it’s easier than scrubbing by hand! If you want to get really fancy and make sure no stain remains (which is recommended), use degreasers or hot water pressure washers alongside your regular cleaning routine.
How do I make my dull epoxy garage floor shine?
If your epoxy garage floor is still in good shape and you’d like to make it shine, there are steps you can take to do so. First, use a floor buffer over the entire surface of the floor to remove any dirt or debris. Then, clean your epoxy garage floor with soap or detergent and water.
Make sure that all residual chemicals have been removed from the surface before applying wax for protection against stains and damage due to oil or grease build-up. It’s also important to keep up with regular maintenance by using this cleaning process on a regular basis so as not to let dirt build up on top of your shiny new coating!
What can I use to clean my epoxy floor?
To clean your floor, you’ll need to use a mild detergent. This should be able to remove any dirt or grime that accumulated during winter.
Once you’ve thoroughly cleaned it, go ahead and rinse with water. If there’s any remaining soap residue on the surface, you can use bleach water (1 cup of bleach to 1 gallon of water) to do so. You may also want to consider using vinegar as an alternative solution—it works just as well!
You’re now equipped with all the information you need to tackle your epoxy garage floor cleaning project. You know what materials you’ll need, how to prepare the surface, and how to use a pressure washer.
If you have any questions about how to clean an epoxy garage floor after winter, feel free to reach out!