Epoxy is a great coating to put on your garage floor. It can cover over cracks and stains on your floor. So, how do you clean it? The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Tulsa, OK has a few tips on how to clean a garage floor that’s coated in epoxy.
General Sweeping and Mopping
In order to keep your floors clean, you will want to regularly sweep up dirt and debris from the floor. A large dust mop works well for this type of finish. You can run the dry mop along the floor and then sweep up the piles.
A few times a year, get out the mop and do a full floor cleaning. This will require you moving all of the items off of the floor. If you do it during the summer months, you can pull everything out to the driveway to do a full mop. Or, you can move everything from one side of the room to the other to get under it.
Cleaners to Avoid and Which Ones to Use Instead
There are some cleaners you should avoid using on your garage floor. These are the ones you should avoid:
- Comet or heavy duty abrasives
- Citrus cleaners
- Soap based
All of these cleaners will either scratch up the floor or destroy the finish of the epoxy. To keep from damaging your finish, you will want to use these types of cleaners:
- Plain hot water
- Simple green
Make sure you read the labels on the cleaners and avoid the surfaces that are not recommended.
If you spill something on the floor, immediately wipe it up and go over it with hot water. If that doesn’t get it all up, then you will want to use one of the cleaning products. However, if you maintain the floor as you go along, you won’t need to mop the whole floor that often.
Depending on the type of work you do in your garage, you may need to do some heavy cleaning. In these cases, you might need to get down and scrub. Be sure you use a soft scrub on your finish. Also, you can use a plastic scraper like the kind that comes with a baking stone. Whatever you use to scrape the floor, make sure it won’t scratch the finish.
Tips to Cut Down on Dirt
You can put a few things in place to cut down on the amount of dirt and cleaning you need to do in your garage. Here are a few tips:
- Law down cardboard for car repairs
- Cover the floor with plastic during woodworking
- Put down a few large mats to wipe your feet when coming and going
- Use a welding mat if you weld in your garage
- Wipe up spills right away
- Install weatherstripping on your garage door and close in gaps
All of these ideas will help cut down on the amount of dirt and grime that gets on your floor. The less dirt that comes into your garage, the less you’ll need to clean.
Call Us Today to Install Weather Stripping
If you need weather stripping installed on your garage door, call the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our team is ready to take your call and get your door take care of. We can come out at any time that’s good for you.
We look forward to hearing from you.