Concrete is a highly popular flooring material for both indoor and outdoor spaces. The durability of concrete paired with unlimited stylistic designs allows homeowners to benefit from a strong flooring option that will improve the aesthetic of their home. One thing that will quickly bring down the quality and look of your concrete floor is a large stain. We have highlighted how to remove 6 common stains from your concrete floor. When your concrete floors are stained beyond repair and you need to add a new layer of fresh concrete to improve the look of your floor, the concrete mixers from B&S Commercial Power will get the job done.
How to Remove Stains on Your Concrete Floor:
Concrete floors are a trendy way to bring a modern or industrial flair to the interior of your home and are also a durable choice for your outdoor patios, driveways, and entertainment areas. The problem with concrete floors that do not have a protective seal is that they can become easily stained by the outdoor environments or your indoor activities. While a stain may be an initial cause for despair, you can use these steps to remove the most common stains from your concrete floor.
Concrete is a widely used material for driveways and garage floors due to its strength and durability. The downside to concrete driveways or garage floors is that your car or lawnmower may result in a puddle of oil seeping onto your concrete and staining the floor. Oil stains are the most difficult stain to remove, but you can follow these steps to return your concrete to its grey glory.
Remove Excess Oil: If the puddle of oil is fresh, carefully blot the oil with a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
Cover with a Layer of Cat Litter: This may come as a surprise, but cat litter is a commonly used adsorbent for the removal of oil stains on concrete floors. To absorb the oil, place a thick layer of cat litter over the oil stain. If the oil stain is recent, allow it to sit for an hour. If it is an older oil stain, leave for up to a day. Choose a cheap cat litter that is free from any perfumes as this will affect the absorbency effectiveness.
Remove Cat Litter: Using a dustpan and brush, carefully dust up the cat litter that has absorbed the oil.
Scrub with Cleaning Paste: Make a paste of baking soda, laundry detergent, and water. Take a scrubbing brush and scrub the oil stain with the cleaning paste. Rinse the cleaning paste off the stain with clean water. If the stain is not removed immediately after scrubbing, leave the cleaning paste on the stain for a few hours before scrubbing again and removing it with clean water.
Repeat the Process: If your oil stain is old and deeply seeped into your concrete floor, you may need to repeat the scrubbing step a few times.
Whether you have refreshed a room with crisp, white walls or chosen a daring colour for a statement wall, there is nothing better than a freshly painted room in your home. While painting a room is fulfilling and fun, it can also be a messy job. Blobs of plaint can splatter to the floor, and if not immediately wiped away, they can leave splodges of your chosen paint colour on your concrete flooring. Remove paint stains from your concrete floor with these easy steps.
Soak with Trisodium Phosphate (TSP): TSP is a common cleaning product used for removing paint stains from concrete floors. Combine TSP with clean water according to the ratio on the TSP packet and allow the TSP to dissolve. Pour the TSP mixture over the paint stains and allow to soak for 30 minutes.
Scrub: Take a soft-bristled brush and scrub the paint stains soaked with the TSP mixture. Wipe away the excess water after scrubbing and rinse with fresh water.
Concrete for an outside patio is an excellent flooring material choice until guests come over to share a bottle of wine on a Saturday night and you find red splashes seeped into your concrete floor the next morning. From white t-shirts to concrete floors, red wine stains are the most feared stains of them all. Luckily, most red wine stains can be removed from concrete floors with this step-by-step process.
Remove Excess Liquid: If there is still a few droplets of red wine on the surface of your concrete floor, take a paper towel and gently blot away any excess liquid.
Create Cleaning Mixture: A recent wine spill can be easily cleaned away with a mixture of 1 cup of vinegar combined with 1 cup of water. Simple place this mixture on the stain and allow it to sit for 30 minutes. If the wine stain is older, make a mixture of glycerine, a few drops of tea tree oil, and water and allow to sit on the stain for 30 minutes. If the liquid dries up before 30 minutes, add more.
Scrub: With a soft bristle brush soaked in water and dishwashing liquid, scrub at the red wine stain until the concrete is stain-free.
A spanner that has been forgotten in the rain for weeks or aged metal patio furniture sitting on your outdoor concrete floor will result in rust stains seeping into the concrete surface. Rust stains will immediately bring down the aesthetic of your outdoor concrete space. Fresh rust stains are easy to remove, but older rust stains may require more elbow grease. Follow our steps to clean off both fresh and old rust stains.
Fresh Rust Stains: All you will need for a fresh rust stain removal is vinegar and a scrubbing brush. Pour a splash of vinegar directly onto the rust stain, scrub with the scrubbing brush, and rinse with cold water. You may need to repeat the process a few times, but it should not require too much time or effort.
Older Rust Stains: Older rust stains from rusted metal items left for months on a concrete surface are going to be trickier to remove. You will need to purchase a commercial rust removal cleaning product designed to work on concrete surfaces. Generally, you will apply the rust removal product to the rust stain, scrub the surface with a scrubbing brush, and then rinse. You may need to repeat this process a few times and ensure that you scrub vigorously to allow the product to seep into the concrete. Always follow the steps recommended by the specific rust removal product you are using.
Concrete floors with a textured surface can result in the odd toe scrape, resulting in droplets of blood seeping into the concrete floor surface. While you are attending to the open wound on your toe, your concrete will be becoming stained by dark red spots. If you act quickly, this type of stain is easy to remove and you can avoid having to recount the tale of your gruesome toe injury to guests when they notice the brown stain on your concrete floor.
Dab Excess Blood: Take a paper towel and dab at the stain until all excess blood is removed.
Scrub any Dried Blood: If patches of the bloodstain have dried on the surface of your concrete floor, you can take a stiff scrubbing brush and scrub the surface. This will loosen the dried particles and allow you to remove them with a dustpan and brush.
Scrub with Cleaning Mixture: A mixture of dishwashing liquid and water will suffice for this type of concrete floor stain. Place a clean scrubbing brush into your cleaning mixture and gently scrub the concrete until the stain is removed. Rinse with clean water and allow to dry.
6) Pet Stains:
Whether you have a precious pooch or cute kitty, at some point you are likely to find an accidental puddle on your concrete floor. Pet pee stain removal needs to be done immediately to avoid any health hazards and the lingering smell of pee on your concrete floor. Unfortunately, you cannot leave it up to the culprit to clean up the stain, but you can take these easy steps to sort out this mishap stain.
Blot Excess Liquid: Remove any excess liquid with a paper towel, making sure to wear plastic gloves to avoid getting any liquid on your hands.
Scrub with Cleaning Mixture: Make a mixture of 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar. Scrub the stain with a scrubbing brush doused in the cleaning mixture. Wipe away any excess liquid.
Layer with Bicarbonate of Soda: To ensure that the urine is successfully removed from your concrete floor to avoid the lingering smell, you are going to need to cover the stain with a layer of bicarbonate of soda. The bicarbonate of soda will absorb any excess urine and neutralise the smell. Leave to sit for at least 1 hour and then vacuum up the bicarbonate of soda.
Scrub with Cleaning Mixture Again: Add some dishwashing liquid to your original cleaning mixture and scrub the concrete surface again to clean it fully. You can then leave the surface to dry.
Concrete Mixers from B&S Commercial Power:
When you have soaked and scrubbed as much as you can but you have not been able to remove the stain from your concrete, you may need to consider a fresh layer of concrete to hide the stain. Stained concrete will bring down the curb appeal of your driveway, will be a constant source of annoyance on your outdoor patio, or will be a constant reminder of your carelessness whilst painting your walls. When you decide to return your concrete floors to their high standard again with a fresh layer of concrete, concrete mixers will help you get the job done efficiently.
B&S Commercial Power is a proud supplier of Baumax concrete mixers. Our concrete mixers produce homogenously mixed concrete in a quick time frame so that you can get your concrete floor back to its glorious state timeously. Using the Baumax concrete mixers makes this job effortless and effective, allowing you to get back to enjoying your strong and statement concrete floor.
At B&S Commercial Power, our range of Baumax concrete mixers ensures that you can find the perfect concrete mixer size for the amount of concrete you need for your floor. We provide you with a wide range so that you can easily find the perfect concrete mixers for your needs. The perfect-sized concrete mixer paired with an affordable price is what makes our concrete mixers your best choice for your concrete floor repair project.
Find the best concrete mixers to return your concrete floor to a point of pride in your home with B&S Commercial Power.